Sunday, December 18, 2016


Hi all-- Final apologies. I was in the hospital (again) and was unable to use a computer. Your final grades have been posted. You may check your online transcript. If you have any questions or complaints--you will not, I think--email me at Blackboard has not yet been updated. That is in progress. Thank you for being so patient with me this semester, which will be my last for quite a while as I now have take medical leave for at least a year.

Happy Holidays and may Peace be with you,
Dr. Smith

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

12/6 Online Only

We are online only. I will post in a bit. Check back about 10am.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

11/29 We Are On for Regular Class

We are on for regular class today. See you there.

Today we will skip to the film and mix in discussion with the book. Though they are very similar (unusual for Hollywood) there are some noticeable differences.

The discussion questions will follow below in the Comments section below.

Revised Schedule:
11/29 Film: The Hunger Games  
12/06 Midterms revised in class with individual conferences. 
12/13 The final reflection will be online. You should anticipate an hour or so to complete it.  
12/13 and 12/14 Conferences 8-2.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Online 11/22

The continued discussion of The Hunger Games to follow. You guys are wicked smart. No physical class today, so no group hug, but I am here online.

UPDATE Pending

The discussion continues HERE (not on this post).

HERE.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Online Class Only 11/15

HERE 

We will have ONLINE class only Tuesday 11/15. Directions will be posted here on the blog prior to class time. 

Update: The initial questions have been posted in the Comments section below. I will be online during the scheduled class time adding more. Please feel free to add additional questions of your own. You may "take the lead" and answer a question directly or respond with follow-up comments to classmates' posts. In all cases, sign your posts with your first name. 

Text me: 9173595222 
Facebook: (also video chat) 
Email: (slower response time)

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

11/8 Picture Books

HERE and on the sheet

11/08  Picture Books (cont.). Mid-Term revisions.
11/15  The Hunger Games chs. 1-15
11/22  The Hunger Games chs. 16-27
11/29 Film: The Hunger Games  Mid-term revisions DUE.
12/6 Final Essay Exam
12/13 and 12/14 Conferences 8-2.

To Review for Revision
Mid-term Essay 
Mid-term Holistic Response
Anatomy of an Essay
Basics of Argument
Essays: Do Not Do

The Hunger Games: Book 1 Chapters 1-15: Study/Discussion Questions to be Posted in Comments. soon, so check back.

Note: Due to time constraints, we will not be doing the Wikipedia Project this semester. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

We do NOT Meet Thursday 11/3

We do not meet on Thursday 11/3. Check back here for an online assignment and sign-in.