(cue smarmy background music) "Ok everyone, let's all get in friendly pairs and chummily talk about our feelings and what we did this summer and how many soft fluffy pink pillows we have on our beds. Then, write down everything your partner said and we can all introduce each another, omitting no detail about the summer activities and fluffy pink pillows and happy drooliness, etc. etc. Then, let's all hug and feel comforted by the fact that we now understand each other's souls. Oh, and after that we'll tell you how to teach composition."
Sample sentence: If it's supposed to be an "icebreaker," then let's haul in some ice, dammit, and break it with pickaxes. That would relieve some stress.