Weekly Video Update

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.

Who needs a break?

Who needs a break?

Hey everyone, Grade updates were sent this morning (11/18). Thank you for some creative work with the YA novels! Looking ahead (after break): We’ll be reading Miller Chapter 5 and thinking through some overall take aways for her book when we return. If you want to get a bit ahead, you could read chapter 5 …

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Week 13 Updates

Week 13 Updates

I really enjoyed reading your comics and your reading plans! Thank you for some really thoughtful ideas, especially with Miller’s chapter. Up next: You have a response due Tuesday focused on a character analysis from your YA novel. Last Goodreads review (on YA novel) due by Friday (11/17) Make 6 due Friday too. I highly …

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Week 12 Reminders

Week 12 Reminders

Make Cycle 6 is ready to roll. Link here (and above on the site, of course). Response to Miller chapter 4 due this Thursday, Nov 9 (Friday is a holiday). A response to your YA novel is next Tuesday, plus the last Goodreads review and a Make by Nov 17. Also, you might notice that I moved some …

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Week 10 & PICTURE BOOK assignment reminder

Week 10 & PICTURE BOOK assignment reminder

Make Cycle 5 is ready to roll!  Link HERE and above in our course tabs. Hope you enjoy the graphic novels in this cycle! We are going to return to Reading in the Wild in two weeks; instead of reading Miller’s text in this cycle, I’m going to have you work with a rich resource that supports reading and teaching …

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Week 8 Reminders & Updates

Week 8 Reminders & Updates

Hello everyone! Grade Update: I sent a grade update to y’all earlier. Loved reading your responses to Miller from last week: you continue to do such smart work with the ideas in her book. I appreciate your reflective stance as you think about the teaching of reading. I wish I had time to give more specific …

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Week 5 Update

Week 5 Update

This week (Sept 18-24): Response due by Wednesday about your series book (which you should also finish by then). You’ll talk about how you might use the series in your future classroom. Post under Week 5: Series Book prep in G+ Review of your series book due on Goodreads by Friday. You can totally copy …

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Week 4 Update

Week 4 Update

Hi everyone! Friendly reminder that your first “make” is due tomorrow tonight (Friday, Sept 8). Really enjoying reading the new tales and poems that are there already; thank you! And you did fabulous work with the gruesome Cinderella tales. I’ll post grade updates this weekend per usual. New video above with reminders, including more information about the picture …

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Week 3 Update

Week 3 Update

Hello everyone! You’re doing thoughtful work with the LRRH versions of tales. Thank you so much for engaging with these ideas! Please remember to respond on a peer’s discussion every time too! The places where a few of you end up having a conversation about these ideas are awesome. I’ve highlighted some of your work on …

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Weeks 1 & 2 Update

Weeks 1 & 2 Update

Here is the email I sent today and the weekly video update (below): Very much enjoyed getting to know you through our G+ Community! Thank you for the introductions and for chiming in on each other’s posts. As will be our routine, here is a Friday email update. Each Friday, I will give you the …

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