Welcome to Week 14: Writing from “the Deep Heart’s Core”

14 04 2011

Remember that we spoke of discovering what lies within Melina’s “deep heart’s core” – the central theme of her writing? You’ll hear what she believes is there in this brief interview:

Please share this invitation with everyone you think may be interested.

Writing from “the Deep Heart’s Core”: Melina Marchetta in the Bookhenge

Melina Marchetta, an internationally acclaimed author of young adult novels, writes complex stories with heartfelt poignancy and authentic teen voices that you will never forget. Join us in the Bookhenge to talk with her about her writing and her novels: Looking for Alibrandi, Saving Francesca, Jellicoe Road (2009 Printz Winner, the Pulitzer of YA literature), Finnikin of the Rock, and The Piper’s Son.

WHEN? Monday, April 18, from 7 to 8 pm ET.
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WHERE? Bookhenge on USDLC’s beautiful Star Island in Second Life

Event will also be available on UStream – live and interactive with chat.

Learn more at http://bookhenge2011.wikispaces.com/

Assignments and Action Items:
1. Prepare for Our Interview with Melina

I’ll be tweeting some interviews with Melina so please do take a look at some if you can. The more you know about her, the more you’ll feel engaged in the conversation and the more you can contribute. Remember that The Bookhenge Daily is the most visually appealing way to read Twitter — The Bookhenge Daily . . .

2. Reflections on Book Clubs

Reflect on your book club experiences and how we might scaffold book clubs for our students. We’ll have time to discuss after we talk with Melina — as soon as we calm down that is.

3. Complete Your ALP

ALP multimedia reports are due on Monday, May 2, by 8 am ET.

Remember that these must be videos or audio slide shows so they can be uploaded to You Tube and serve as exemplars for future classes. Please be sure to post your multimedia report to your blog. 5 min. max. Review the rubric carefully.

4. Update Reflective Assessment Portfolio

Review and reflect upon your work this week in your RAP (Reflective Assessment Portfolio) by Tuesday, April 19, 11:59 pm. An update on your ALP and how it’s going would be great!

5. Complete Your Post-FOKI

Directions: The process works best if you copy your Pre-FOKI, paste it into a blog post, and then read through and add comments throughout the goals section to explain your perceived success in attaining your goals. Bracket or better yet, use a different text color for these comments. Post to your blog by May 3, 11:59 pm ET.

Heads Up!

No class on Monday, April 25th! Quality ALP time!

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