Tuesday, December 8

Today is Tuesday of WEEK 15 of the class.... YES: it is the last week of the class! If you have not turned in your Week 14 Storybook assignment yet, you may still do that for partial credit. The deadline for turning in a Week 14 Storybook late for extra credit is Thursday at noon.

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT WEEK 15: If you will be doing some Week 15 assignments to finish up the class, please be aware of this special schedule: all the final Week 15 assignments are due by NOON ON FRIDAY at the latest. No late Week 15 Storybook assignment can be turned in for partial credit. All Week 15 assignments - including the Storybook assignment, Internet assignment, Blog Responding assignment, along with any extra credit you want to complete (including the Grammar Quizzes) - must be done by Friday, December 11, at noon. If you have any questions about this, please contact me as soon as possible.

Grading and points. As you can see in the Grading Information page, you need 410 to get an A, 360 points to get a B, and 320 points to get a C. When you get the number of points you need, you are done! If you can let me know when you are done with the class, I will record the letter grade for you in the Gradebook so that you can be sure you are finished with everything for the class.

Storybook stack. As of Monday at 3PM, I had read and replied to all the Storybook assignments that were in the stack, and I'll do my best for the rest of this week to respond promptly to any Storybook assignments that are turned in so that you can get the points recorded in the Gradebook. As always, you can check the contents of the stack to make sure I have received your assignment; I'll be updating the stack again first thing on Tuesday morning.

December 8: Joel Chandler Harris. Today, December 8, marks the birthday in 1848 of Joel Chandler Harris, one of the most important folklorists of the American South, still famous today for his collection of "Uncle Remus" stories. You can read more about Harris in this Wikipedia article, and at this background page for the Myth-Folklore unit based on the stories Harris collected. The image below shows Brer Rabbit and Brer Tarrypin (the turtle) talking with the ladies in an illustration from an 1881 edition of Uncle Remus, His Songs and His Sayings.