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.

Week 4: Reminders

Week 4: Reminders

Here are your friendly reminders for week 4: 1) Introductions in G+ Community: I am so enjoying seeing your pictures and reading your introductions on our G+ Community. And thanks for responding to each other too. I appreciate an opportunity to see your interests and the people and places you care about. Thank you for sharing. If you haven’t had …

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Week 3: reminders

Week 3: reminders

Here’s the email I sent on Monday, Sept 4 Hi everyone, Friendly reminders:  1) before tomorrow’s class you should share a passage/quote and a question that could guide class conversation related to the fairy tale readings or Donalyn Miller’s first chapter. PLEASE remember to put your name by your quote/question in the Google Doc so I can give you credit. We are reading …

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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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