Make Cycles

Our course is organized by two week “make cycles,” a term I borrow from Connected Learning. We will read, discuss, and make things based on the children’s books we’re reading. You can find the “weekly work” for each cycle in the drop down menu above.

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.

Campus closures and local fires

Campus closures and local fires

Hi everyone, My heart goes out to everyone who is impacted by the fires raging in Paradise and our surrounding community. My hope is that you and your families who are local are all safe. While my parents have most likely lost their home, I am so grateful that they evacuated safely and that I …

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This week goes to 11…

This week goes to 11…

Hi everyone, (Really hoping you get the Spinal Tap reference in the post title..or maybe I’m just too old.) Just wanted to check in to say that grade updates were just sent. I really enjoyed reading your responses to your graphic novels; it is so cool to see how many of you are seeing the value of these texts …

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Up Next for Weeks 8 & 9: Free Verse Novels, Picture Book Resource, and Nerdy Book Club

Up Next for Weeks 8 & 9: Free Verse Novels, Picture Book Resource, and Nerdy Book Club

Hi everyone, Enjoying your makes for your chapter books! And so glad that it looks like most of you really enjoyed your book choice. #Winning! The next Make Cycle for Free Verse Novels can now be found from the drop down menu and HERE. Notice that there is no Wednesday response this upcoming week, but …

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Updates: Weeks 4 & 5

Updates: Weeks 4 & 5

Love reading your ideas about your series books! Your response to Miller is due tonight (Sept 23) and I’m curious to see what you think about her ideas. I think many of you will find Miller pairs nicely with the Katie Ray Wood book we read together last semester in English 333. This week (week …

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Week 3: Fairy Tales and Updates

Week 3: Fairy Tales and Updates

Hi everyone, 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 either missed part …

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Weekly Updates: Week 2

Weekly Updates: Week 2

Here are some updates and reminders for week 2: You should now see Make Cycle 1, which focuses on Fairy Tales, available on our site. This page will outline our tasks for the next two weeks. You can always find the current and past Make Cycles under the “Make Cycles (Weekly Work)” page on our website. This …

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