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.

Featured Bloggers Make 6: Jamie B, Elizabeth, Mallory, Sarah, Abby, Kelsey & Sierra

Featured Bloggers Make 6: Jamie B, Elizabeth, Mallory, Sarah, Abby, Kelsey & Sierra

This make cycle was a little different from the rest this semester. Because we are no longer working with our reading buddies, we focused more on finishing our YA novels and Miller, as well as picture book presentations. The Young Adult novel I chose was Stargirl. I decided to read this book because I vaguely …

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YA Novel Make Ideas

YA Novel Make Ideas

YA Novel Make Ideas (choose 1-2 things to do or come up with your own idea for a make) Ready Player One by Ernest Cline Create a map of the different universes, planets, and settings within the narrative of Ready Player One. How do you envision the different worlds within OASIS? Take a photo of …

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Reminders: Week 13

Reminders: Week 13

Hi everyone, You should have received a grade update on Sunday morning. Here are some things to keep in mind: You should see “exempt” for one of your “make” grades: this means you were a featured blogger for that Make Cycle. All of you have a grade as a featured blogger, except Make 6 bloggers coming …

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Featured Bloggers Make 5: Anna-Lena, Leslie, Katie, Teija, Ben, Sydney, & Isaura

Featured Bloggers Make 5: Anna-Lena, Leslie, Katie, Teija, Ben, Sydney, & Isaura

In class Tuesday, we had time to read our Graphic Novels, discuss them, discuss different prompts given to us, and talk about our buddies. My graphic novel was Anya’s Ghost, and I enjoyed it a lot! I’ve already started looking for other works by Brosgol. I grew up reading graphic novels/comics/manga, so this was a …

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Make 4 Featured Bloggers: Alondra, Chantal, Hailee, Jody, Brittanee, Taylor, & Ariel

Make 4 Featured Bloggers: Alondra, Chantal, Hailee, Jody, Brittanee, Taylor, & Ariel

  Make Cycle 4 had a variety of books. I enjoyed that throughout all of the books everyone’s makes followed a theme. I loved how the makes I chose specifically all had something to them that was relatable in my personal life. Brown girl Dreaming was a touching and moving free verse that Savannah made …

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Featured Bloggers: Megan, Sean, Jamie L, Morgan, Tanpreet, Jodi, & Shannon

Featured Bloggers: Megan, Sean, Jamie L, Morgan, Tanpreet, Jodi, & Shannon

Megan Lago: These past two weeks have been a whirlwind of literature and collaboration. We began the week by meeting our eighth grade reading buddies from Southern California.  This will be a really great way to gain an understanding of working with students to understand a book more thoroughly. This is a very exciting opportunity …

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Featured Bloggers: Alison, Colleen, Tracie, Kim, Jorden & Savannah

Featured Bloggers: Alison, Colleen, Tracie, Kim, Jorden & Savannah

Alison Zuris This first make cycle was such a wonderful and different experience in comparison to my other English classes throughout my college career. Our first week began with a major focus on our series books which mostly consisted of A Series of Unfortunate Events. I was in one of the many Series of Unfortunate …

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Week 7: Online Work Plan

Week 7: Online Work Plan

  Week 7 Online Work Plan: Chapter Books, Reading in the Wild, Book Buddies, Reviews, and Makes, Oh My! Okay nice people, read below carefully. Lots of moving parts to keep track of next week. In a nutshell (longer descriptions and prompts below): By Tuesday, Oct 3: Respond to two prompts in our G+ community. One …

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Week 6: All the Things

Week 6: All the Things

Friendly reminders for week 6: Please bring a laptop tomorrow, and really, every time (or let me know and I’ll grab one for you). Tuesday (9/26), we’ll give feedback on our makes, read our chapter books, look over the books we’re reading with the 8th graders, and join the platform we’re working with for Beth’s class …

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Week 5: Reminders

Week 5: Reminders

  Our reminders for Week 5 Reading chapter 2 from Reading in the Wild for class tomorrow. Before tomorrow’s class (at least an hour before would be my preference), post a question/quote from Miller chapter 2 and a question that could guide discussion for your series book. Post in our G+ Community. Thanks to those of you who have posted already! Please make sure …

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