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.

Updates & Such Things

Updates & Such Things

Hi everyone,

Moments ago, I sent another grade update. It was so much fun to see how many of you talked about not being sure about reading graphic novels, or that you really never read comics, but that you now have a new appreciation. Very cool. The Nerdy Book Club site is a great resource for finding books for kids and they have some great posts about graphic novels in particular:

  • Top Ten Graphic Novels for Readers Who Don’t Like Graphic Novels: LINK HERE
  • More articles from a search on their site here

You also did a great job with your picture book resource. You should consider copying and pasting the resource Google Slide links from your peers into perhaps a Google Doc for yourself for later reference when you teach. You basically have 30+ resources for teaching with these picture book authors! And they are really good. Lots of resources you can reference in those slides. Thank you everyone!

We only have two more Make Cycles this semester: one with your YA novel and one that focuses on remix and reflection. I am excited for you to read your Young Adult novels; these are some of my new, favorite books. Hoping you enjoy them. We have minimal reading for the last make cycle: mostly focused on reflection work.

Finally, I posted the next Make Cycle for YA Novels. Happy Reading!

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