Sunday, April 6

Today is Sunday of Week 11. 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 on Sunday. If you want comments back on your assignment sooner rather than later, don't wait until Sunday evening to turn in your assignment. 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, you must turn in your third story this week, Week 11 (if you have not turned it in already). If, however, you are going to finish up with just three stories total in your Storybook, you can turn in that third story this week, or in Week 12 or 13, based on what works best for you.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Writing Humor: Writer's Block. I think you all know this feeling!

Words to Watch: Today's words to watch out for are PEAK and PEEK. For details, see this blog post.

Featured Storybook: Tracking the Werewolf. In this Storybook from last year, our hero is tracking the werewolf, getting closer and closer . . . until we do indeed see the werewolves through his eyes.

FREE Kindle eBook: A Collection of Ballads by Andrew Lang. Here is a link to the book at Amazon, and this blog post provides a list of the ballads contained in the book.

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is The proof of the pudding is in the eating (an English proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. The picture shows a Christmas pudding, but I believe in all kinds of puddings all year long!

Mahabharata Image: Today's Mahabharata image is The Game of Dice. As you can see, it looks a lot like parcheesi!

Sunday Event on Campus: There will be a matinee performance of the Cherry Orchard 3PM (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

April 6: Gustave Moreau. Today, April 6, marks the birthday of the great French painter, Gustave Moreau, in the year 1826. He is famous for his paintings on subjects taken from classical mythology, and you can read about his life and works in this Wikipedia article. One of his most famous paintings shows Oedipus and the Sphinx:

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