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 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 with graphic novels. Link to the resource in the make cycle.

Also, please remember that your Picture Book Resource assignment is due by this Friday, Oct 27.

Picture Book Resource (20 points)

I will randomly assign you an author (see link below). Find books by that author in CSUC children’s book collection, Butte County Library, Barnes and Noble, Amazon, etc. You can even find most of the books through the author’s website or look for the books being read through youtube videos.

Resource: Create a resource for us (a Google Slideshow, a Prezi, a website, a video of you talking about the author and reading from some of the books, a lesson plan) that we could refer to as a resource in our future classroom.

No matter the format you choose, your resource should include the following parts in whatever oder makes sense to you:

  • Show us book titles, author info, awards, interviews or videos with the author
  • Give us a feel for the books (link to a video of one of the books being read or you reading from the books or links to sample pages from the publisher or the author website)
  • Explore how we might use the book or books to anchor a class plan or activity. How could we use the book(s)? Share an activity that you create with the book as the anchor.

You’ll share your resource in our Google+ Community under the Picture Book subheading. You can complete this assignment anytime before Oct 27.

Here is the link to show which picture book author you’ve been assigned. All authors are Caldecott winners.

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