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.

Weeks 5 & 6 Update

Weeks 5 & 6 Update

Howdy everyone, Yay storytelling! Nice work people! Make sure you included a description of your process and why you made certain choices in your text in your post. I look forward to reading them all on Monday. The ones I have looked at are awesome. Writing stories is hard! Make Cycle 3: Engaging Expositions is now …

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Week 4 Update

Week 4 Update

Oh my gosh: I loved loved loved reading your insights into the About the Authors chapter and the 1st grader’s writing! Sounds like you are enjoying the book as much as I do and your responses were so good! Seriously. So good.  Grade update was sent today (Monday, 9/11). One thing that was interesting if you read …

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Week 3 Update

Week 3 Update

Here is your weekly Friday update heading in to week 3 and Make Cycle 2! Thank you so much for the work you’ve done so far. Really enjoying reading your poems and seeing your Little Bird Tales! Please remember that your make is due tonight (Sept 1) for Make Cycle 1. And say something nice …

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Weeks 1 & 2 Updates

Weeks 1 & 2 Updates

Here is the email I sent today with the weekly video included below: Thank you so much for the fabulous introductions and for responding to your peers! Really enjoying getting to know you all through our G+ community. Each Friday I will send a weekly email update: I’ll give you a checklist for what should be done …

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Welcome to English 333: Advanced Comp for Future Teachers Online!

Welcome to English 333: Advanced Comp for Future Teachers Online!

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 that I hope offers some insights into our course and how we’ll work together (see above). I will update the weekly video each week on the main page. …

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