Kelly Gallagher & Penny Kittle help with moving to online


Course calendar can be found above and HERE. But you might refer instead to our Weekly Task Support page HERE

G+ Community

We will share some of our work in a Google+ Community. We will write responses to readings, upload images, respond to each other’s ideas, and share links here.

Month: January 2020

Reminders for Week 1 & 2

Reminders for Week 1 & 2

Hello everyone,

Great to meet y’all on Thursday: looking forward to working together! As promised, here are some reminders as we head into week 2:

  • Buy books: thank you for filling out the google form. You can find your book groups below and I also placed the groups on our Assignments page for future reference. Go ahead and get your books ordered asap. You’ll need the YA novel first.
  • Read Chapter 1 of Situated Learning (link to rent the text via Amazon on our Syllabus page and HERE too).
  • Write a response to Chapter 1 in our G+ community by Wednesday night, Jan 29: I should wake up Thursday and be able to read everyone’s responses. Link to prompts on the calendar
  • If you have a box, please remember to bring it back! 😉

Your book selections and groups below:

YA novels:

  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe: Roy, Mireya, Alisha
  • I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter: Iliannah, Val, Mari, Jewel
  • Inside Out & Back Again: Ashlyn, Andrew, Brianna, Dorothy, Reagan, Regan, Aaron
  • Mary’s Monster: Group 1: Morgan, Kaitlin, Hayden, Virginia, Alyce; Group 2: Joseph, Amy, Courtney, Luis
  • Pride: Jazelle, Ellie, Chloe, Sara, Brenna, Odalis
  • The Girl Who Fell from the Sky: Athena, Rosie, Pengcheng
  • TBA elementary choice: Sophia, José

Professional Books:

Adolescent Literacy: Turning Promise Into Practice:

  • Group 1: Virginia, Chloe, Roy, Kaitlin, Hayden
  • Group 2: Iliannah, Ellie, Athena, Ashlyn, Alyce

Write Like This: Teaching Real-World Writing Through Modeling and Mentor Texts:

  • Group 1: Amy, Brenna, Joseph, Rosie, Courtney, Morgan
  • Group 2: Luis, Mireya, Andrew, Sara, Pengcheng, Aaron
  • José and Sophia will join this group for part of the time, but are reading About the Authors: Writing Workshop With Our Youngest Writers, which is a nice pairing.

Cultivating Racial and Linguistic Diversity in Literacy Teacher Education:

  • Group 1: Alisha, Mari, Regan, Odalis
  • Group 2: Jewel, Dorothy, Jazelle, Reagan, Brianna

Thanks everyone!

Welcome to English 534: Spring 2020

Welcome to English 534: Spring 2020

Hello nice people!

I am so beyond excited to work with you this semester in 534! Congratulations for being so close to finishing the BA in English Ed. As you most likely know, you should be in graduating senior status (you should be graduating this semester or Fall 2020) and you should have taken or currently be enrolled in ENGL 335, ENGL 375, and ENGL 441. If these things are not true, email me and Dr. Kittle asap. We’ll sort things out. 

Before Thursday’s class, please take a look at all the things: syllabus, assignments, etc. We’ll share one book in common–Situated Learning–and we’ll choose two more books on the first day. You have some choice in your book selections and it would be great if you click around the links and do some research on the books before our first class; this will help with more informed decisions. You are also welcome to just let me pick for you and #choosethedanger. 

Feel free to email me with questions. I look forward to meeting new to me people and seeing others again!

Kim (Dr. Jaxon)