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.

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 books assignment:

Picture book assignment. You have been assigned a picture book author for our picture book assignment. Instructions for the assignment are on our Assignments page, where you will also find a link to the author you have been assigned. Link to your author here too. <– this link also shows all the books you picked for the semester. You will create a resource for us using your picture book author: you can create a Google Slide presentation, a Prezi, a video, a website, a lesson plan. You should give us info on the author, link to videos with the author, show us some of the books, and think about how the books could be used in your future classroom. You can do this anytime between now and Oct 27. You’ll share the resource in a G+ category called Picture Book Authors.

Up next: we are starting our two week Make Cycle 2, which is focused on your series books. Next week you’ll write about your book and Donalyn Miller’s Reading in the Wild. 

In last week’s email update, I asked you to please click on a link to let me know you’re reading emails. Only about half of you did, which makes me a little nervous. Please make sure you’re reading weekly updates and watching the weekly video updates. Lots of information you can miss. So, let’s try again: please click HERE and let me know you’ve read this email. Thank you for your support. 😉

And bonus: you really need to know The Paper Bag Princess

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