Weekly Video Updates

Make Cycles

Our course is organized by two week “make cycles,” a term I borrow from Connected Learning. We will read, discuss, and write based on the mentor texts we’re reading. You can find the weekly tasks for each cycle in the drop down menu above.

Google+ Community

We will share most of our work in a Google+ Community. We will upload images, respond to each other’s ideas, and share links and “makes” here. Peter Kittle’s class will be joining us too.

Welcome to English 333 spring 2018!

Welcome to English 333 spring 2018!

Hello everyone! I am so excited to write and work together this semester! Please check out our site and the various pages. I’ve created a welcome video (below) that I hope offers some insights into our course and how we’ll work together. I will update the weekly video each week(ish) on the main page. One …

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Final Stretch: Make Cycle 7 Posted

Final Stretch: Make Cycle 7 Posted

Hope you had a chance to relax this past week. I know many of you simply work more hours at other jobs, but I’m hopeful that you grabbed a few moments with friends and family. Our last set of assignments is posted under Make Cycle 7: Revise & Reflect. This will take us through to final’s week. Note …

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Featured Bloggers Make 6: Shannon, Karla, Amanda, Hannah, Jessica, & Alison

Featured Bloggers Make 6: Shannon, Karla, Amanda, Hannah, Jessica, & Alison

In this week’s Make Cycle, we got busy reading and learning about assessments, Common Core Standards, and establishing better peer conferences.  We also got the challenging task of creating our own writing lesson for our peer partner to try out as well as completing the lesson that was created for us. In chapter 7 of …

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Week 13 Reminders

Week 13 Reminders

Hi all, Please remember that your posting your writing and response to your partner as a comment under their original assignment description. You can create the response/activity in a Google Doc and share a link too as a comment to your partner’s post. Make sure the share settings are set to “anyone can view.” Also, make sure …

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Updates: Week 11

Updates: Week 11

Thanks for your patience! Make Cycle 6: Creating Effective Writing Assignments is now posted. Link here too. Please note that you have a partner for this cycle who will try out the writing activity you create and provide some feedback to you about how it went for them as the writer. You’ve all been good …

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Make Cycle 4 Featured Bloggers: Ismael, Jaycee, Michelle, Mayte, & Samantha

Make Cycle 4 Featured Bloggers: Ismael, Jaycee, Michelle, Mayte, & Samantha

Ismael Munoz We should all feel proud now that we are half way through the semester and becoming more knowledgeable and ready to become future teachers. I really enjoyed reading chapters 4 and 5 and Appendix E from About the Authors as it gave lots of great information that can help future teachers understand a child’s …

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Weeks 7 & 8 Update

Weeks 7 & 8 Update

Make Cycle 4: Compelling Arguments is ready to go for weeks 7 & 8! We have one less response this next week since I am off to a conference. You’ll read a little more, but one fewer post in the first round of this make cycle. As I said in the introduction to this cycle, …

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