Wednesday, October 15

Today is Wednesday of WEEK 9. If you have not turned in your Week 8 Storybook/Portfolio assignment yet, you may still do that for partial credit, and Wednesday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you did not finish the Reading Diary that was due on Tuesday. And if you missed them yesterday, here's a link to Tuesday's announcements.

Class Procedures and Reminders

Storybook Stack. There are still MANY Storybook assignments in the stack and I am making my way through them in the order that they were turned in. If you turned something in before 6PM on Sunday, you should have comments back from me already. If you turned something in later on Sunday or on Monday or Tuesday, it is probably still in the stack. To check and make sure your assignment is in the stack, you can see the contents of the stack here.

Google Back-Up/Check-Up. (repeat announcement) I've made a new extra credit assignment that is available each week so that you can back up your work, just in case, and also check on your progress in D2L. You'll see this in the weekly assignments list now with the other end-of-week extra credit options: Back-Up / Check-Up Extra Credit. I would also urge everybody to make sure you have an alternate email address and/or text messaging option in case you run into trouble with your Google account: Google Account Security.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Writing Resource: Story Structures. For the full-size view, see Grant Snider's blog: Story Structures.

Indian Words in English: Today's Indian word in English is ZEN, which is a Japanese pronunciation of Chinese chan from Sanskrit dhyana, "meditation." For details, see this blog post.

Featured Storybook: The Trickster of OU. There's a trickster at work on the OU campus, causing all kinds of trouble. Officer Fuzz and the other members of the OU Police Department are baffled. Will President Boren be able to put a stop to the trickster's tricks?

FREE Kindle eBook: Myths and Legends of the Great Plains by Katharine Berry Judson. 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 "Great Plains" unit in the UnTextbook.

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is A watched pot never boils (an English proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. It's not literally true... but it has lots of metaphorical applications!

Mahabharata Image: Today's Mahabharata image is Pandu Goes Hunting, and when he goes hunting, his life will change forever.

Wednesday Event on Campus: It's Waffles for Writers from 9AM-11AM in the Writing Center in Wagner Hall - drop by for a bite and write! (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.