- Still Life with a Book–I came up with this idea after seeing someone’s pictures online where they’d created a still life with a book capturing the era and tone of the book (somewhere in social media–it was about four years ago, so I don’t remember the origin). Now, I assign it to students —explanation/ rubric/ examples
- Nutritional Content–I saw this on twitter earlier this year, when Andrew Smith tweeted Alina Borger’s student work for Winger. I offered it to my seniors and a number of them tried it out and it ended up being a great way to see what was in the book.
- Netflix recently viewed--This one was not my idea, but I am stealing it. One of my seniors came up with this when she was reading Vonnegut’s Bluebeard. She is a huge movie/film fan and she decided her characters were the type to mooch off others, so she created a recently watched queue for Netflix and explained why each movie was there based on the character’s qualities.
- Vine Videos–I’ve assigned these, but have yet to see the results. While I’m not that well versed in vine yet, I do know they’re 6 second videos. So I’ve tasked students to create 4-6 videos of 6 seconds each. We discussed the different ways to approach this–4-6 scenes, 4-6 characters, or one scene in depth. I look forward to getting these back.
- Snapchat conversation between characters–this is one I’ve thought up but not assigned yet. I feel like the students could embody the characters and quote them while choosing appropriate images for the characters (think a duck pond for Holden Caulfield).
Feel free to share more ideas in the comments section!