Tuesday, September 27, 2016

We are ONLINE today 9/27

Hi folks. I am out sick today, so we will have an online assignment this week. It will be posted a little later today, Check back here for updates. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Week 2: Symbolism, Psychology, and the PMAI

This Week

  1. Free Write, List, & Discussion: My Favorite Book(s). If you do not read a) do not tell me that and b) choose a game, tv show or movie to write about (5 minutes)
  2. Lecture: Children's Literature Introduction 
  3. Lecture: Symbolism
  4. Read and Annotate: "Jumping Mouse" (online as directed). After reading straight through once, reread looking for symbols and symbolic actions. Do not do the "work" the first time through. Enjoy the first reading then read for content--symbols (important things or images) and symbolic actions (important events). Take some time to think about these different styles and aims of reading.
  5. Discuss: "Water Lilies" and/or "Jumping Mouse"
  6. Lecture: Psychology and Literature
  7. Wiki Project: Overview and Book Assignments
Homework
  1. Lecture:  Fiction Basics (homework, on your own, in the Lectures folder above).
  2. HW Read and annotate for symbolism (looking for significant differences) the following (They are also in the Readings forlder):
    1. Ashenputtel
    2. The Glass Slipper
    3. Little Red Cap
    4. Little Red Riding Hood, For reference (you may skim these if you like, but that is optional): A Collection of related tales
Schedule

9/20 Today!
9/27 Literary Fairy Tales as directed. The PMAI (bring it to class).
10/4 No Classes. There will be an online assignment. attendance will be taken online (you will have a sign-in link).
10/11We do not meet in class: Online Only. Check here for the assignment. Attendance will be taken online (you will have a sign-in link).

Monday, September 12, 2016

Week 1: Welcome, Syllabus, Course Overview

Welcome to Dr. Smith's Children's Literature class blog! Here I will be posting all sorts of things that I am thinking about as the semester progresses as well as your assignments. If you see something interesting please leave me a comment! Also, feel free to explore what my other classes are doing by taking the link back to my home blog on the right (www.cunygames.blogspot.edu). Please note that the assignments are for the WEEK (not for one class period) and they are generally to be completed in the order listed below. Anything not completed during class time is part of the "hybrid" course and should be completed on your own time.

This Week
  1. Discuss: Syllabus and Course Overview (online)
  2. Tech: Google, Wikipedia
  3. Discuss: Wikipedia Project and Book Assignments
Homework
  1. Read: "The Story of Jumping Mouse" HERE
  2. Sign-in to Blogger using the "Sign-in" function above and to the right. 
  3. Use the "Reply" function at the bottom of this post to respond to the question. Please sign your response with your full name. 
  4. Pearson-Marr Archetype Indicator (handout, questions only). We will score it and complete the graph in class. 
  5. Tech: Google and Wikipedia Set-up. Directions are HERE.
Next Week
  1. Free Write, List, & Discussion: My Favorite Book(s). If you do not read a) do not tell me and b) choose a game, tv show or movie. 
  2. Lecture: Children's Literature Introduction 
  3. Lecture: Symbolism
  4. Read and Annotate: "Jumping Mouse" (online as directed). After reading straight through once, reread looking for symbols and symbolic actions. Do not do the "work" the first time through. Enjoy the first reading then read for content--symbols (important things or images) and symbolic actions (important events). Take some time to think about these different styles and aims of reading.
  5. Discuss: "Water Lilies" and/or "Jumping Mouse"
  6. Lecture: Psychology and Literature
  7. Wiki Project: Overview and Book Assignments
  8. HW Lecture:  Fiction Basics (homework, on your own)
  9. HW Read and Annotate: "Little Red Riding Hood" stories (handouts)
The Weekly Schedule

In Class

  1. Lecture and Discussion.
  2. Wikipedia Project.
Out of Class (to complete before next meeting) TBA