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DRAW is the Iowa State University English Department's center for pedagogical collaboration and sharing. The site serves as a collection of lesson plans and activity ideas for the multimodal writing classroom. From sharing practical tips and suggestions to providing theory and experience, DRAW is our online nexus for professional development in the teaching of writing.

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MLA Citations Activity

In this activity, students practice citing different sources, finding the different pieces necessary for a citation, and gain a better understanding of how flexible source citation can be.

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Lego Instruction Guide [Contest Example]

Students create an instruction guide to practice visual and/or oral communication.

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Eng 250 Day 1

These slides walk you through Day 1 and work best on your class (as opposed to lab) day.

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English 250 First Day (preferably in a lab)

This slide presentation will demonstrate how I start my Eng250 students on the first or second day of class.

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Poster Museum [Contest Example]

Visual Rhetorical Analysis - In teams, have students analyze rhetorical strategies and design choices in posters.

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Campus Art and Architecture Scavenger's Hunt

Campus Art and Architecture Scavenger's Hunt

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Create a Meme Assignment: English 150

This activity works well between Assignments 4 and 5 in English 150. Use it to help students bridge the divide between writing about a place and designing text and images about that place.

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Message Packet Doc Templates

Headphones, Inc., letterhead to encourage thinking of the company as real.