Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Tuesday 10/18


We will play catch-up today. Please see the longer note below this post. The online discussions did not post through to you. I have re-posted them here for us today. No one is late or missing anything.

Today:
My Cell/Text number: 917.359.5222
Copybooks: Fairy Tales
Review--Joseph Campbell, The Hero's Journey and Archetypes
Fairy tales 
  • In-class: Little Red Riding-Hood Tales
  • Homework: Cinderella Tales: The Grimm versionThe Lang version (some of the packets were misprinted, but these links will carry you to the full copies). Answer the questions in the Comments section below.
  • Homework: read "The Selfish Giant". Answer the questions in the Comments Section below. 
Adjusted Schedule:
10/18  Traditions in Children's Literature (Originally scheduled as a film). Homework: Cinderella tales and questions here in the Comments sections.
10/25  Film: Cinderella (in class) and Discussion (online).
11/01  Mid-term Essay Test. Irregular Day. Yes, Thursday is a Tuesday part II. We meet twice in a week. Copybooks will be evaluated during a conference at the end of the semester.  
11/03* Picture Books by Age  
11/08 Read-aloud books
11/15  The Hunger Games
11/22  The Hunger Games
11/29 Film: Spirited Away 
12/6 Final Essay Exam
12/13 and 12/14 Conferences 9-5 all day

Monday, October 10, 2016

Hi folks.
Here is what I look like in case you have forgotten. I actually do exist.

If I am frustrated with the plethora of "college closed" and "no classes" days as well as my absences, which means we have not been able to meet "face to face" hardly at all, then I know you all must be doubly frustrated. So, here is what we are going to do to rectify the situation: 1) All grades to date will have been posted by 10/19 in Blackboard; 2) since I am receiving questions via email, notes in my box, and so on (which is very confusing all around) I am opening a forum to address all concerns (of course you may also talk to me in person, but we do not meet again for a bit, so this is faster). In the forum you may ask questions anonymously and I will check them daily (usually at 6am or thereabouts, if not more often) and respond to each and every one.

Additionally, If you have not been here in a while be sure to check below for any assignments you might have missed. It is easy to find them by looking at the "Comments" links. If there are comments, there was an assignment. Due to the wonky schedule, anything completed by 10/19 will not be considered late.

Questions, Comments, Complaints: HERE. To comment anonymously, be sure you SIGN OUT of Google/Blogger. If you accidentally post something you regret Reply to your own post with "DELETE ME" in all caps. You should be able to delete your own post, but that does not always work.

10/11 No classes at LAGCC. Archetypes in Fairy Tales (Literary)--The college is, once again, closed. I will post the assignment to be completed by the following week.
10/18 Film: Cinderella (in class) and Discussion (online).
10/25 Wrapping up the discussion of Traditions in Children's Literature.
11/1 Picture Books by Age
11/3*  Read-aloud books
11/8 Mid-term Essay Test.  Yes, Thursday is a Tuesday part II. We meet twice in a week.
11/15  The Hunger Games
11/22  The Hunger Games
11/29 Film: Spirited Away 
12/6 Final Essay Exam
12/13 and 12/14 Conferences 9-5 all day

ON GRADES. Your grades to date will be posted on Blackboard. There was some trouble with the shell for the course. It has been resolved. I will have individual conferences with any students who are concerned about their grades once they are posted. 

Monday, October 3, 2016

ENG 280 Schedule

Welcome back!
Aschenputtle by Arthur Rakham.


Now is when we make try and make some sense out of the crazy semester. Please do not worry, we can handle it together. But is essential that you and I are in class and working. I will be filling out the additional details over the next few days, but I wanted you to have the basic dates. Please notice the additional dates indicated by an asterix*.

10/4  Archetypes in Fairy Tales (Traditional). Online Discussion continues. We do not meet as a class.
10/11 No classes at LAGCC. Archetypes in Fairy Tales (Literary)--The college is, once again, closed. I will post the assignment to be completed by the following week.
10/18 Film: Cinderella (in class) and Discussion (online).
10/25 Wrapping up the discussion of Traditions in Children's Literature.
11/1 Picture Books by Age
11/3*  Read-aloud books
11/8 Mid-term Essay Test.  Yes, Thursday is a Tuesday part II. We meet twice in a week.
11/15  The Hunger Games
11/22  The Hunger Games
11/29 Film: Spirited Away 
12/6 Final Essay Exam
12/13 and 12/14 Conferences 9-5 all day

ON GRADES. Your grades to date will be posted on Blackboard. There was some trouble with the shell for the course. It has been resolved. I will have individual conferences with any students who are concerned about their grades once they are posted.