For those of you just popping in, I have put together 5 activities for teachers to use typewriter in a classroom setting. This is number 3 of 5. So, please excuse all the education lingo. Response Zine
This is my favorite activity so far. I like it so much that I am going to use it when we get to Romanticism (in a few days). It’s such a great thing to see student-made publications. When it comes to examples there thousands of good (and school-appropriate) zines yo could bring for inspiration. Look in your own community. I am sure you’ll find something.
Access to a Xerox machine
Zine introduction slideshow*
1. Have the Zine presentation queued up and ready to go.
2. Arrange your desks into groups of four.
3. Put all the supplies the students might need on group desk.
4. Set up a “binding station” on a table or desk somewhere in the room.
Typing Discussion (Silent Discussion with Typewriters) As an activity, this one is pretty easy to do. The only challenge is that you need to keep your class silent for the discussion. What do I mean by this? Read to find out more: Supplies A number of questions for whatever you’re teaching. (Hint: try to have questions that require a longer answer. “Who is Paine’s audience in ‘The Crisis’”? is a fair question, but “How does Paine use pathos to persuade his audience?” is a better question.)1 typewriter per question.Pieces of paper.Larger pieces of paper (legal or tabloid would be great). Set-Up Steps Write one question on each of the larger pieces of paper. Make the question clear and easy to read.Set up the typewriters at stations where they are relatively far apart.Type each question on a sheet of paper.Load those sheets (with the typed questions) into the typewriters. Have the typewriter read to go.Post the questions on the larger sheets of paper above the corresponding typewriter. Instru…