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Week 3 Assignments


I hope you are getting into a routine for the class now! You completed the Orientation week, and then during Week 2 you had the same types of assignments that you will have every week for the semester. What's new this week is that you will have a choice for the reading. Instead of everybody reading the same Anthology like last week, this week you will be making a choice about which reading you want to do, and you will have two reading assignments this week: Part A for Tuesday, and then Part B for Wednesday.


In general, each reading assignment will take about one hour each, so that is two hours of reading total each week, and then all the rest of the classwork builds on that reading, week by week. And if you happen to miss a Tuesday or Wednesday reading assignment, that's okay; you can use the extra credit reading option at the end of the week. That's why there is an extra credit reading option every week: if you don't make the Tuesday or Wednesday reading deadline, you can always use the extra credit option to get back on track with the reading for the week. I'll try to remember to send around reminders about that each week since staying on track with the reading is the key to staying on track for the course overall.


Reading A-B - Storytelling - Project - Feedback - Comments - Extra Credit




There are TWO reading assignments each week, and each assignment will take about an hour to complete. Here are the Notes guidelines plus all the different Reading Notes Strategies to experiment with. Click on the link for the class you are in to find the reading materials for the week:

  • MYTH-FOLKLORE Week 3 details: the options are CLASSICAL or BIBLICAL this week; you will pick a unit, read all the stories in Part A for Tuesday, and then you will read all the stories in Part B for Wednesday. If you miss the Tuesday deadline, do Part A for Wednesday, and then you can read Part B as extra credit later this week if you want. 
  • INDIAN EPICS Week 3 details: you will start the RAMAYANA, choosing either the Tiny Tales version, Narayan's novelized version, or the Public Domain version. You will read Part A for Tuesday and Part B for Wednesday. (Then, next week, you will read the second half of the epic: Part C and Part D.) If you miss the Tuesday deadline, do Part A for Wednesday, and then you can read Part B as extra credit later this week if you want. 

Tuesday due date: READING A

4 points  appx. 1 hour
Wednesday due date: READING B 4 points  appx. 1 hour





Thursday due date: STORYTELLING

4 points  appx. 1 hour

You will be writing another story week! Here are the instructions: Week 3 Storytelling. One important difference this week is that you will need to include more details in the author's note, telling your readers more about the source you used. Last week, people all read the same Anthology, but this week people are making different reading choices. That means the people who read your story may not have done the same reading as you did, so they will be relying on your author's note to understand the source you used.






Here are the final assignments for the week:



8 points  appx. 60-90 min.

This week, you will choose one of those topics from last week and do some more in-depth research. Here are the instructions: Storybook Topic Research. Just like last week, I will send you back comments on this assignment, and then next week you will decide if you want to continue to work on a Storybook as your project, or if you want to choose the Portfolio option instead.

*** If you did not do the Topic Brainstorm last week, that is the assignment you need to turn in this week: Storybook Topic Brainstorm. (Then you will do the Topic Research in Week 4, and so on; each person has their own project schedule, and you need to start from the brainstorm assignment.)

PROJECT FEEDBACK 6 points 45 min. - 1 hour

For this week, the focus is on giving feedback, especially the difference between generic praise and useful feedback; here are the instructions: Feedback Strategies.

BLOG COMMENTS 4 points 30 min. - 45 min.

Last week you commented on people's Introductions, and this week you will start commenting on people's story posts too. I hope you will enjoy getting to read other people's stories; that is usually the best way to get ideas for your own writing too! Here are the instructions: Blog Comments.





I would urge you to do at least some extra credit every week; it's a great way to build up a cushion of extra points that you might need if you happen to miss some assignments later on. For example, if you do the extra credit reading every week, you can finish the class an entire two weeks early! See Week 2 Extra Credit for details about the individual assignments.



You can do these extra credit options any time during the week.

Extra Reading. Make up missed reading or explore new topics in your class: Myth-Folklore or Indian Epics.


Extra Commenting

4 points  45 min. - 1 hour 

Extra Writing: Microfictions OR Microfiction Revision

4 points  30 min. - 45 min.
Check-in/Connection. 2 points
15 min. - 30 min.
Growth Mindset OR H.E.A.R.T. 2 points   15 min. - 30 min.
Wikipedia Trails
2 points   15 min. - 30 min. 
Tech Tips.  2 points 15 min. - 30 min. 
These additional extra credit options are for the end of the week OR you can use them at the START of the new week, looking back on the week you just finished:
Famous Last Words 2 points   15 min. - 30 min. 
Back-up and Review 2 points   15 min. - 30 min. 






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