Make Cycles

Our course is organized by two week “make cycles,” a term I borrow from Connected Learning. 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.

Updates: Week 11

Updates: Week 11

Hi everyone! Lots of information below…please read carefully. 😉 –I just sent grade updates up through last night’s Make. Thank you for the creative approaches to the multimodal make! I really enjoyed looking through all the games, memes, and websites this morning! I know making a website can be challenging: I appreciate giving it an attempt. Also, I shared this …

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Featured Curators Make Cycle 3: Kendall, Laurence, Alyssa, Bertha, & Estefani

Featured Curators Make Cycle 3: Kendall, Laurence, Alyssa, Bertha, & Estefani

Kendall Eagleton “We have to work to maintain a balance between having expectations the children feel they can successfully meet and having expectations that challenge children to do better and better work as writers, and we have to do this while thinking about children at many different developmental levels.” –Katie Wood Ray and Lisa Cleaveland, About …

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Week 7 update

Week 7 update

Hi everyone, The Makes for Engaging Expositions are looking great (due tonight, Oct 7)! You have some adorable ABC books on the G+ community…great fall themes too. I continue to appreciate the work you are all doing in thinking about the teaching of writing and taking some risks with your own writing. I finally have the blogs up …

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Featured Curators Make Cycle 2: McKenzie, Suzy, Miriam, Giselle, Daniela, & Keith

Featured Curators Make Cycle 2: McKenzie, Suzy, Miriam, Giselle, Daniela, & Keith

McKenzie Zwetsloot I felt that this second Make Cycle went very well! In Make Cycle Two, we started off with responding to a text we had to read. In week one, we read About the Authors by Katie Wood Ray and Lisa Cleaveland, and watched a TED talk by Mac Barnett. After reading Chapter One of About …

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Week 5 Updates

Week 5 Updates

Hello nice people of English 333, Makes are looking great! Remember if you’re using Storyjumper to share from the “Share” button; we should see a thumbnail (book cover typically) if the link shares correctly. Also, a few were flagged as spam and I needed to approve those, which I just did, so we should be …

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Featured Curators Make Cycle 1: Krystina, Krystle, Marc, Megan, and Rebecca

Featured Curators Make Cycle 1: Krystina, Krystle, Marc, Megan, and Rebecca

Krystina Hockman Make Cycle 1 has been all about introductions. We first met one another and found a lot of similarities amongst ourselves. Next, we discovered that a lot of us shared many similar opinions about literacy and discovered that we all write every single day, whether through text, emails, or for school. This provided …

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Grade Updates Sent

Grade Updates Sent

From my email to y’all: Moments ago, you should have received an individual email with a grade update. You’ll get one of these every week or so and certainly at the end of a cycle. Some things to note: I tend to give full credit for all work. So, if you have less than full points it means you …

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Heading in to Week 3

Heading in to Week 3

Hello nice people of English 333! Your makes are looking so so good! Thank you to so many of you who are trying out the Storyjumper site and some of you are writing such adorable poems; bravo. Friendly reminder that the makes are due tonight and remember to talk about the process when you share your …

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