These are assignments from my teaching days. You are welcome to use them as you will. It is likely that many of the links within these assignments are broken; but if you're serious, you'll find a way to fix them. Any number of these assignments have been taken or adapted from the ideas of others. Sometimes I even cite my sources.

An example of online poem annotation

Writing your own ballad

The William Blake Innocence and Experience Online Project

Beowulf: The Songs of …

Looking closely at a passage from Shakespeare


So Damn Happy: A Song Cycle for Catcher in the Rye

A Double Animal Poem

Write Your Own Declaration of Independence

The Colonial Dinner Party

Indexing Emily Dickinson

The Great Emily Dickinson Indexing Massacree and Other Efforts to Explore Fiction and Poetry through Indexing

An Emily Dickinson Powerpoint Project

Things to Consider While Viewing a Movie

Film Terms

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Theme Project Ideas

The Dwelling: A Collage of Rooms

Writing Ideas

Thoughts about Life

Losses: A Poem in Response to Anne Bradstreet

A Modest Proposal for the Immediate Benefit of All Concerned
An Exercise in Satire in the Spirit of Jonathan Swift

A Moment in a Novel: Literary Analysis (Close Reading of Madame Bovary)

Orwell's 1984 and Human Rights

How to Write a Poe Story

Poetry Is …

Your Poetry Portfolio will contain …

An Ugly Name for a Wonderful Poem: The Prepositional Phrase Poem

Sentence Exercise 1

Sestina Form

The Sonnet Experience

What is a Zero Draft?

Reading Response Starters