Sunday, October 27

Today is Sunday of Week 10. The Read and Respond assignment, along with the Internet assignment and Storybook assignment, are due today. So, if you have not finished those up already, now is the time.

Class Procedures and Reminders:

Storybook Stack. I don't update the Storybook stack as often on the weekends, but you can check there to make sure I received your assignment; I'll update it at least once or twice over the weekend. If you want comments back on your assignment sooner rather than later, don't wait until Sunday evening. If you wait until Sunday evening or the Monday grace period (or even later), you will be farther down in the stack and will have to wait longer for my comments back to you.

Storybook Schedule. As you decide just how you want to finish up the semester, here is a general guideline to keep in mind: if you want to have four stories total in your Storybook by the time you are done, you need to turn in your third story either in Week 10 or in Week 11. If, however, you are going to finish up with just three stories total in your Storybook, you can turn in that third story in Week 10, Week 11, Week 12 or Week 13, based on what works best for you.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Featured Resource: Star Wars Retold. And for a completely different approach to the retelling of Star Wars, check out the information below about the Navajo-language version of Star Wars showing on campus today!

Featured Storybook: Lost in the Woods: A Search Party in Peril. Kelly's Storybook for this semester is a perfect addition to your Halloween reading list!

FREE Kindle eBook: Shakuntala and Other Works by Kalidasa translated by Arthur Ryder. Here is a link to the book at Amazon, and this blog post provides additional information about the contents of the book which includes, among others, a play about Urvashi.

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is A thousand probabilities do not make one truth (an English proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. Something to keep in mind when you ponder a statistical argument.

Mahabharata Image: Today's Mahabharata image is Bhima and Duryodhana. The illustration is from the 17th-century version of the Mahabharata translated into Persian.

Sunday Event on Campus: There will be a screening of the Navajo dubbed version of Star Wars: A New Hope at 7PM in the Sam Noble Museum (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.