Friday, November 19 - Sunday, November 28


Friday, November 19 - Sunday, November 28. You have a full week off for Thanksgiving in this class. The Week 13, Week 14 and Week 15 assignments are available for any of you who want to work ahead and finish up the class. The Week 13 grace period will be on Monday morning, November 29, after Thanksgiving. I'll be answering email on and off during this week, but I will not be grading any Storybook assignments until class starts up again on Monday, November 29, when I will start reading and responding to the Storybook assignments in the order they were turned in after noon on Friday, November 19 and during the break.

NEW RESPONDING GROUPS. The blog responding groups have been shuffled around this week one last time before the end of the semester, so you should find some new people to read and respond to when you do the blog responding assignment for Week 13. If somehow I've accidentally left anybody off the list, please let me know. This is done completely at random, so you may see someone you have been in a group with before, or you may have all new people - that is the magic of randomness! In addition, this week you will find that a lot of people have finished the class, so they may not have blog posts for the current week. That is not a problem - just go ahead and respond to any of their blog posts which catches your interest.

Storybook stack. There are still a few assignments in the Storybook stack - these are late Week 12 assignments and early assignments for Weeks 13 and 14. If you turned in a Week 12 assignment on time, you should have comments back from me now and points recorded in the Gradebook. You can check the contents of the stack to make sure I have received your assignment. If you want comments back BEFORE the Thanksgiving Break, MAKE SURE you turn in your Storybook assignment by Friday November 19 at noon. I won't be doing any Storybook grading over Thanksgiving Break, so any Storybooks that come in after noon on Friday November 19 will go into the stack for Monday morning, November 29.

Mix and match points. (repeat announcement) There is no special requirement about which assignments you choose to do or not do as the semester comes to a close, provided that you get the total points you need. You can focus on your Storybook, you can pick and choose which reading assignments and quizzes you want to do - it's really up to you. So, based on the assignments you enjoy most/least in the class, you can certainly skip some assignments, provided that you end up with the points you need at the end (410 points for an A, 360 points for a B, 320 points for a C). My only recommendation is that you do this cautiously. You don't want to skip so many assignments that you end up not getting the points you need for your desired grade!