Hello! I am starting a new position this year. I will be working with the most reluctant readers/writers in grades 7-9. My task is first and foremost to create a passion for reading and writing in these students - though, I suspect my administrators will be happy if I am able to inspire less apathy within my students. One idea I would like to try is to create an Exquisite Corpse. However, I am concerned that if I do this only with my students, it will not be as successful as I think it could be. This is where I need :help:. My idea is to find a class (or two, or ten even) to use as writing partners. I think the easiest way to arrange it would be to alternate chapters - One of my students would write the first chapter (to be completed by a set date), then I could send you that chapter which you would pass on to one of your students. Your student would then write the second chapter (to be completed by a set date), which would be sent back to me. I would pass ONLY the second chapter to a new student, who would write the 3rd chapter by the due date. Then, you would give ONLY the third chapter to a new student, and so on, and so on. Ideally, a partner class would be in a similar range (7th-9th grades) but I am more than willing to partner with a class a year or two in either direction - which is why I am posting this in gen. ed. and not specifically secondary. If you are interested or have questions, please reply to this or PM me.