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.

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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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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