Project Description


Take a look at Mad Magazine in order to get loads of ideas for creative projects that you could assign students in order to help them practice specific language skills and grammatical structures. This issue is a particularly good one: (1991, Summer). Mad super special computer virus edition, 75. Most of these projects could easily be done on a wiki or a group blog using video mashups. There are lots of examples on YouTube, but they are not generally appropriate for classroom use.



Assignment Example


This video gives an example of how even the assignment can tell a story.





Project Resources


Mad Magazine Online



Low-tech Alternative


Take an existing piece of text and remove key words (especially those that happen to match the grammatical structures you wish to reinforce). Have groups of students work together to fill in the missing elements (a la Mad Libs), then assign another group to dramatize the result using the medium of their choice (Legos, PowerPoint, puppets, video, etc.).