These activities and assignments were submitted by Ventura College English faculty. New activities will be added periodically, and submissions are always welcome.  

Ice-Breakers and Community Building Exercises:

Connecting Students to Resources on Campus:

Growth Mindset:

 Working with Grammar and Sentence Structure:

Teaching MLA Documentation:

Pre-Writing, Writing, and Post-Writing Assignments:

Strategies for Improving Reading:

Study Skills and Student Engagement Strategies:

These strategies were developed by Paradise Valley Community College to align with the research-based conference of the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE). Long, but contains excellent ideas.