Wednesday, September 24

Today is Wednesday of WEEK 6. If you have not turned in your Week 5 Storybook assignment yet, you may still do that for partial credit. Wednesday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you did not finish the Reading Diary that was due on Tuesday.

Class Procedures and Reminders

Storybook Stack. I'm still working my way through the large stack of Storybook assignments that people have turned in. If you turned in an assignment on Saturday, you should have comments back from me now. If you turned something in on Sunday or on Monday or Tuesday, your assignment is probably still in the stack, waiting for me to get to it. You can check to make sure your assignment is in the stack; here are the contents of the stack.

Week 6 Internet assignment
. If you did not read yesterday's announcement about the Week 6 Internet assignment (reading and commenting on Storybooks and Portolios), please make sure to take a look at that — and yes, the assignment is available now!

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Spelling Humor. You say potato, I say...


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

Featured Storybook: Louisiana Animal Folk Tales. It's Mardi Gras and you've arrived just in time for the party at the home of Henry the Alligator, who has plenty of stories to tell you about his animal friends like Compair Lapin the rabbit and Mr. Turkey. Let the good times roll!

FREE Kindle eBook: The Loves of Krishna in Indian Painting and Poetry W. G. Archer. Here is a link to the book at Amazon, and this blog post provides additional information about the contents of the book which surveys the stories of Krishna in the Mahabharata, in the Puranas, and also in classical Indian poetry and painting.

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is Man is more fragile than a flower, and yet harder than a stone (an Indian proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. This is a saying of the Kashmiri people.

Ramayana Image: Today's Ramayana image is The Bridge to Lanka that Rama builds with the help of his army of monkeys and bears... and squirrels too.

Wednesday Event on Campus: There will be a performance of Ionesco's Rhinoceros in the Lab Theater / Old Science Hall at 8PM (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

September 24: National Punctuation Day. The first celebration of National Punctuation Day was in 2004, so this marks the tenth anniversary of the holiday in honor of those little punctuation marks! If you would like to broaden your punctuation horizons, I highly recommend this lovely book by Keith Houston: Shady Characters: The Secret Life of Punctuation, Symbols, and Other Typographical Marks.

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.