English 341: It’s Like This

Google+ Community

We will share most of our work in a Google+ Community. We can upload images, respond to each other’s ideas, and share links and artifacts here.

Calendar

Course calendar can be found above and HERE.

Welcome to English 341 Fall 2017

Welcome to English 341 Fall 2017

Hello! I am beyond excited to teach this course again; it is one of my favorites. Due to this excitement, what you’ll find here is a very ambitious reading list and syllabus. (I can explain, I swear.) And while it is ambitious, and you may gasp at the amount of books we will be reading, …

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The Blog About Eleanor & Park

The Blog About Eleanor & Park

*WARNING CONTAINS SPOILERS* TARA, TOTALLY UNDERSTAND IF YOU DON’T RESPOND TO THIS BLOG (cause you should absolutely read Eleanor and Park!) Not sorry for this blog being late!  Okay, a little bit!  But totally worth the wait to finish Eleanor and Park earlier this week.  I loved it!  I had completely fallen in love only …

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SUPER late last blog

SUPER late last blog

I’m embarrassed at how late this is, but it’s worth a shot. I really REALLY love my graphic novel so even if this doesn’t end up counting towards my grade, I will have enjoyed expressing my unwavering admiration for “Smile” yet again. I would just like to point out that when I received all my …

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Remember: Teaching Reading

Remember: Teaching Reading

Some givens…things we want to remember about teaching reading: Discussion, discussion, discussion. Talk about books with students. Relatable choices; build community to discover choices It is okay to put books down Choice Know students enough to offer them choices Read whenever there is downtime; Reading habits Use resources like Goodreads, Twitter, award winning sites (like …

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First of all, I know this post is long over due. I am sorry for that, I just really wanted to get through Eleanor and Park before even getting on the site due to spoilers. There is no way I would have finished the book if it was spoiled for me it is just a …

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Breaking into a difficult book is worth it…

Breaking into a difficult book is worth it…

I have always been interested in the issues that surround WWII, and the human stories that come out of that horrible time. While the larger overarching problems are interesting in themselves, I have always fond personal, individual stories to be much more compelling. So when I heard about the story of the Book Thief, I …

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Procrastination

Procrastination

YES– I’m a procrastinator. Please forgive me, I know we are all feeling the time crunch here. haha I read Bone Gap for my chapter book, and I have to say I like it the best out of all the books we’ve read so far. I am normally one to pick up a boring memoir …

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