Monday, May 18, 2015

Week Ten: Coraline and Wikipedia

This Week
  1. Wikipedia Work
  2. PMAI for Coraline and Discussion
For Next Time: TBA

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Weeks Eight & Nine: Coraline & Wikipedia

As Time Allows
  1. Discuss:  Coraline through Symbolism, the Hero's Journey, and Archetypes. The Online form is HERE.
  2. Sign-in + Wikipedia usernames + book choice
  3. Copybook Evaluation
  4. Wikipedia: Creation of the Stub Article and Profile Page. Basic Code.
  5. Research: Academic Search Complete and Lexis-Nexus (and etc.)
  6. Caldecott List Check
  7. Workshop: Revisions as directed

Monday, April 27, 2015

Week Seven: Mid-term

In Class
  1. Copybook: Poem as assigned
  2. Mid-term essay
After Class
  1. The objective portion of the mid-term has been cancelled (the file on Blackboard was returning incorrect evaluations).
  2. Read: Coraline chapters 1-8
  3. Quiz: Coraline chapters 1-8 (on Blackboard)
  4. Copybook: Identify one major archetype from Pearson in Coraline and describe how it operates and develops over the course of the chapters. (You may choose to identify several archetypes.)
Next Time
  1. Discuss: Coraline chapters 1-8
  2. Wikipedia training and basics 
  3. Copybook evaluation 1

Monday, April 20, 2015

Week Six: Mid-term Review

Today
Caldecott Award List
Mid-term Exam: Review, Responses
  1. Discussion (online): Review for Mid-term. You can locate the Review Form in the Research and Writing Folder as well as the Responses.
    1. Objective questions (multiple choice) over terminology, assigned poetry, archetypes (general), "The Story of Jumping Mouse" the Monomyth and Pearson Archetypes. Open-book, open-note,
    2. Essay Portion over a poem not assigned in class but related by theme to assigned works. One out-of-class revision will be allowed. You may write by hand or use the computer.
  2. Wikipedia: Choosing a topic from the Caldecott Award list (on the board).
  3. Wikipedia: Research in library databases: Lexis-Nexus and Academic Search Premier.
  4. Wikipedia: Begin collecting usable articles and reviews and post in your Google Drive document.
  5. Read: Begin reading Coraline paying particular attention to symbols, the Monomyth Stages, and archetypes. However, Coraline will NOT be on the Mid-term.
Week Seven
    • In-class Essay Exam: 130 minutes with objective portion and essay. You will have the option of writing your essay online or by hand in a composition blue book provided by me. 

    Monday, April 13, 2015

    Week Five: The Pearson-Marr Archetype Index

    Today
    1. Copy Book: TBA
    2. Writing: Essay 1 DUE. SHARE the weblink with Comments enabled in Google Group HERE.
    3. Activity: Scoring the PMAI
    4. Lecture: Pearson Archetypes and the Monomyth
    5. Discussion: "The Story of Jumping Mouse"
    6. Wikiproject assigned
    7. WikiProject: Databases
      1. Lexis-Nexis
      2. Academic Search Complete
    Homework 
    1. Finish Essay 1 and post as directed.
    2. Read: Begin reading Coraline paying particular attention to symbols, the Monomyth Stages, and archetypes. Coraline will NOT be on the Mid-term.
    Week Six
    1. Discussion (online): Review for Mid-term. You can locate the Review Form in the Research and Writing Folder as well as the Responses.
      1. Objective questions (multiple choice) over terminology, assigned poetry, archetypes (general), "The Story of Jumping Mouse" the Monomyth and Pearson Archetypes. Open-book, open-note,
      2. Essay Portion over a poem not assigned in class but related by theme to assigned works. One out-of-class revision will be allowed. You may write by hand or use the computer.
    2. Wikipedia: Choosing a topic (on the board).
    3. Wikipedia: Research in library databases: Lexis-Nexus and Academic Search Premier.
    4. Wikipedia: Begin collecting usable articles and reviews and post in your Google Drive document.
    5. Read: Begin reading Coraline paying particular attention to symbols, the Monomyth Stages, and archetypes. However, Coraline will NOT be on the Mid-term.
    Week Seven
      • In-class Essay Exam: 130 minutes with objective portion and essay. You will have the option of writing your essay online or by hand in a composition blue book provided by me.  

      Monday, March 30, 2015

      Week Four: The Monomyth and Goblin Market

      Arthur Rakham (1867-1939) Goblin Market
      This Week 
      1. Review: Symbols, Motifs, and Themes.
      2. Copybook: Freewrite on "The types of people I run into every day".
      3. Lecture: Archetypes and The Hero's Journey (or Monomyth)
      4. Discussion: Rossetti's Goblin Market (Starting with the online form), Archetypes and The Hero's Journey
      5. Tech: Google Drive Set-up and Share: WikiProject and Essay 1
      6. Writing: Essay 1 Workshop
      Homework 
      1. WikiProject: Join Wikipedia and Enroll in the Course (link to the upper right). Attendance for Hybrid Hour. If you have already done so, you do not need to join again.
      2. Writing: Continue Workshop with Team Members online.
      3. Read: "The Story of Jumping Mouse" (packet) and "Pearson-Marr Archetype Indicator" on Wikipedia
      4. Activity: Take the PMAI (packet). You can wait until class to score it.
      5. Writing: Essay 1 due next class at the beginning of class in hard-copy and SHARE the web link (Google Drive) and post in the workshop folder HERE. We will cover this process at the first of class.
      Next Time
      1. Writing: Essay 1 DUE (SHARE with Comments in Google Group HERE and hard-copy)
      2. Activity: Scoring the PMAI
      3. Lecture: Pearson Archetypes and the Monomyth
      4. Discussion: The Story of Jumping Mouse

      Monday, March 23, 2015

      Week Three: Symbolism, Motifs, Themes, and Archetypes

      Dante Gabriel Rossetti Venus Verticordia (1864-1868)
      Welcome to Week Three! This week we will be getting further into poetry and symbolism working our way from single symbols to motifs (repeated symbol types and pairings)

      This Week
      1. Seating Chart
      2. Poems: Milne "Water Lilies", Warren "Original Sin: A Short Story", Rossetti "Orchard Pit"Dickenson "I Felt a Funeral in my Brain",  De La Mare "The Listeners", Keats “La Belle Dame Sans Merci” (all in the Readings folder).
      3. Activity: Symbolism, Themes, and Motifs using the Online Form
      4. Essay: Essay 1 Assigned
      5. Wikipedia: 
        1. Status updates on books
        2. Google Drive set-up and Share (share your link as a comment on this blog entry.
        3. Research: Author / Illustrator Bios, Reviews, Critical responses
      Homework 
      1. Draft Essay 1 prior to class next week. 
      2. Read/Listen to "Goblin Market".
      3. Quiz: "Goblin Market"
      4. Basic Author research for Wikipedia (as time allows)
      Next Week 
      1. Quiz: Essay 1 Workshop and Attendance
      2. Rossetti "Goblin Market"
      3. The Hero's Journey (Monomyth)
      4. Essay 1 Workshop



      Monday, March 16, 2015

      Week Two: Symbolism. Themes, and Motifs

        Today

        1. Essay 1 Assigned
        2. Lecture: Poetry Basics
        3. Review: Symbolism, Motif, Theme 
        4. Discussion: Milne "Water Lilies", Robert Penn Warren’s "Original Sin: a Short Story".
        5. Activity: The Online Form & Results
        6. Discuss: Dickenson "I Felt a Funeral in my Brain", Rossetti "Orchard Pit"De La Mare "The Listeners"Keats “La Belle Dame Sans Merci” paying special attention to Poetry Basics and Symbolism
        7. Writing Program Evaluation (20m)
        Homework
        1. Wikipedia Accounts and Join the Class (links to the right). 
        2. Read & Listen to "Goblin Market" (Readings Folder Above)
        3. Quiz: "Goblin Market" (in Blackboard)
        4. Preview Essay 1 (Research Folder above)

        Next Week
        1. Essay 1 Assigned 
        2. Wikipedia Project Overview
        3. Wikipedia Training and Quiz
        4. Basic Author research for Wikipedia (as time allows)


        Friday, February 27, 2015

        Week One: Welcome and Poetry Basics


        Welcome to the Supernatural class blog! Here I will be posting all sorts of things that I am thinking about as the semester progresses as well as your assignments. If you see something interesting please leave me a comment! Also, feel free to explore what my other classes are doing by taking the link back to my home blog on the right (www.cunygames.blogspot.edu).

        Week One

        1. Roll
        2. Syllabus & Course Overview.
        3. Introduction to Blackboard, Blogger, Google Docs, and Wikipedia.
        Homework
        1. Tech: Google & Wikipedia Set-up. 
        2. Enroll in the Wikipedia Course (link in the upper right hand corner of this page)
        3. Buy books and Copy Book as directed.
        4. Read: Dickenson "I Felt a Funeral in my Brain", Rossetti "Orchard Pit"De La Mare "The Listeners"Keats La Belle Dame Sans Merci” paying special attention to Poetry Basics (see the folder above) and "Jumping Mouse" (with syllabus in the packet)
        Next Time
        1. Lecture: Poetry Basics
        2. Lecture: Symbolism, Motif, Theme (continued)
        3. Discussion: Milne "Water Lilies", Robert Penn Warren’s "Original Sin a Short Story".
        4. Activity: The Online Form
        5. Discuss: Dickenson "I Felt a Funeral in my Brain", Rossetti "Orchard Pit"De La Mare "The Listeners"Keats “La Belle Dame Sans Merci” paying special attention to Poetry Basics and Symbolism
        6. Wikipedia Project Overview
        7. Writing Program Evaluation 1