English 101 – Assignment Arc 2

Critical Reading/Digital Bridge, as second assignment

Focal Goals:

  • compose in multiple genres & media
  • analyze purpose, audience & contexts across media & genres
1. Genre: Literacy Narrative
Purpose: explore an event, moment, or story important to individual’s literacy or trajectory toward college
Artifacts: personal narratives, images
Medium: alphabetic page-based text, visual images
2. Genre: Critical Reading/Digital Bridge
Purpose: curate a series of digital artifacts related to a single concept and synthesize multiple views in a multimodal text
Artifacts may include: still and moving images, music, voiceover, titles and/or other text, and credits
Medium: video, podcast, video or audio essay
3. Genre: Rhetorical Analysis
Purpose: analyze in-depth another writer’s arguments
Artifacts: a single substantive text, any medium or genre
Medium: alphabetic page-based text, inserted/referenced medium or genre of argument being analyzed
4. Genre: Argument
Purpose: advance an argument about a concept or idea using student-gathered artifacts
Artifacts: multiple texts, any medium or genre
Medium: alphabetic page-based text, inserted/referenced medium or genre of piece being analyzed


*Assignments are adaptable by course theme and can be modified to include more multimedia artifacts within assignments and/or between assignments (i.e., lower stakes digital bridge assignments as moments of play, invention, or discovery)

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