Tuesday, September 23

Today is Tuesday of WEEK 6, and I've re-arranged the Declarations area in Desire2Learn so the new week is on top. Also, the Internet assignment for this week is now available! If you have not turned in your Week 5 Storybook assignment yet, you may still do that for partial credit. Tuesday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you did not finish the Reading Diary that was due on Monday.

Class Procedures and Reminders

Week 6 Internet assignment available NOW. Now that Week 6 has begun, the Week 6 Internet assignment is available! You'll find detailed instructions at the Internet assignment page, and the assignment will be available all week. Much like with the blog commenting assignment, you'll be reading other people's Storybooks and Portfolios and leaving comments for them to help as they develop their project, and you should also be getting feedback from others about your project too.

Storybook Stack
. As usual at the beginning of the week there are still LOTS of Storybook assignments in the stack. If you turned something in before 3PM on Saturday, you should have comments back from me already. If you turned something in later on Saturday or on Sunday or Monday, it is probably still in the stack. If you want to check and make sure your assignment is in the stack, you can see the contents of the stack here.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Writing Tips: Inflated versus Concise. This graphic provides some tips for how to tighten up your writing.

Mythology Words in English: Today's mythology word in English is venereal , from the Roman name of the goddess of love, Venus. For details, see this blog post.

Featured Storybook: The Rise of King Arthur. You will meet King Arthur before he became king, and before he even took the name Arthur, and when Riothamus comes to Britain, he barely suspects what destiny awaits him.

FREE Kindle eBook: The Chinese Fairy Book by Richard Wilhelm. Here is a link to the book at Amazon, and this blog post provides additional information about the contents of the book, which is the source for the Chinese fairy tale unit in Myth-Folklore this week.

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is First lay the egg, then cackle (an Estonian proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab... and remember: don't cackle too soon!

Ramayana Image: Today's Ramayana image is Rama with Hanuman, at the moment when Rama gives his ring to Hanuman to take as a recognition token to Sita.

Tuesday Event on Campus: In the One University IT Store in the Union there will be a one-year anniversary party from 10AM-4PM, with an iPad giveaway and birthday cake too (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

Note: You can page back through older blog posts to see any announcements you might have missed, and you can check out the Twitter stream for information and fun stuff during the day.