Thursday, Feburary 11

Today is Thursday of WEEK 4. Thursday morning until noon is the grace period if you did not finish the Reading Diary that was due on Wednesday.

Class Procedures and Reminders

Project Stack. If you turned in an assignment before 5PM on Sunday, you should have comments back from me now; if you turned in something later, it is probably still in the stack. You can check the stack to make sure I received your assignment, and I do my best each week to get through the whole stack by the end of the day on Friday. If you want comments from me before the weekend, make sure to get your assignment turned in by noon today.

Storytelling Style. It's Thursday, so I'm sharing another possible storytelling style if you're looking for a new idea: Diary Style ... a really fun and flexible style which offers lots of different diary options — and you can find more Storytelling ideas if you want to explore more possibilities.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Cooking Her Family. Yes, it is another example of the perils of punctuation!

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

Featured Storybook: Tales of Gothic Creatures. This Storybook begins with stories around the campfire, but the campers begin to disappear, one by one . . . until a horrifying revelation in the final story.

Free Book Online: Speak Bird, Speak Again: Palestinian Arab Folktales edited by Ibrahim Muhawi and Sharif Kanaana. This blog post provides additional information about the contents of the book. This is one of 700 books published free online by the University of California Press!

India Featured Book: Sita's Ramayana by Samhita Arni. This blog post provides additional information about this reading option for Indian Epics: it is a version of the Ramayana from Sita's point of view, told as a graphic novel, and it is available for regular checkout in Bizzell.

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is If my heart be narrow, what avail to me that the world is large? (an Armenian proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. Open your heart to the world, people!

Today's Video: Hari Om. This is another one of Ravi Shankar's recordings of Vedic chants.

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cats are not multitasking: Stay focused and pay attention. Details at the blog.

Event on Campus: As part of the AFAM Black Film Festival, there will be a showing of Dark Girls at 6PM in the Tarman Basement of Adams Center (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

Note: You can page back through the 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.