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Michael Sherry

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Cell: (734)255-3241
Office: 106A
Office Hours: M,W,F 10-12

Course meets
T, Th 2-3:15am
BCH 308

Course Meetings



01/24 | 01/26 | 01/31 | 02/02 | 02/07 | 02/09 | 02/14 | 02/16 | 02/21 | 02/23 | 02/28 | 03/01 | 03/06 | 03/08 | Spring Break | 03/20 | 03/22 | 03/27 | 03/29 | 04/03 | 04/05 | 04/10 | 04/12 | 04/17 | 04/19 | 04/24 | 04/26 | 05/01 | 05/03 | Finals week |



Date (back to top)
Lesson
Assignment
01/24
Setting Expectations
Intros/Syllabus/Assignment
Join the wiki
Meet in MCHS 3225 for workshop on course tools

(if you prefer, bring your own laptop)

Date (back to top)
Lesson
Assignment
01/26
Course tools

Wiki how-to

Read Kucer ch. 1 and complete beliefs profile for 1/31

Read King of Shadows 1-96 (end of ch. 10) for 2/2

Date (back to top)
Lesson
Assignment
01/31
Investigating Adolescent Literacy

Literacy beliefs
Intro to RIFF/INSIDER Assignment
Finish wiki personal page for 1/27

Take multiple intelligences survey
Read explanation
Post results and reaction on new page and link to personal page

Read King of Shadows 1-96 (end of ch. 10) for 1/27

Date (back to top)
Lesson
Assignment
02/02
King of Shadows

Cognitive Dimension of Literacy:
Envisionment
learner.org and
http://www.learner.org/resources/series139.html?pop=yes&pid=1535

Multiple Intelligences
MI Applications
Finish King of Shadows for 2/7

LENS 1 due 2/7

Date (back to top)
Lesson
Assignment
02/07
King of Shadows

LENS groups-->whole class discussion

Genre:
  • Intro to genre
  • Genre study: Fantasy/LPs
Read Monster 1-159 (end of "July 12th") for 2/14

Readings on reading strategies for 2/14:
Group 1: Read Kucer ch. 6
Group 2: Read Beers ch. 6
Group 3: Read Beers ch. 7

Date (back to top)
Lesson
Assignment
02/09
Teaching King of Shadows

Genre study (cont'd)

Group Task
Read Monster 1-159 (end of "July 12th") for 2/14

Readings on reading strategies for 2/14:
Group 1: Read Kucer ch. 6
Group 2: Read Beers ch. 6
Group 3: Read Beers ch. 7


Date (back to top)
Lesson
Assignment
02/14
Monster

Linguistic Dimensions of Literacy
Reading Strategies
Finish Monster for 2/16

RIFF/INSIDER (one part) due 2/21

LENS 2 due 2/23

Date (back to top)
Lesson
Assignment
02/16
Monster Discussion

RIFF/INSIDER (one part) due 2/21

LENS 2 due 2/23

Date (back to top)
Lesson
Assignment
02/21
RIFF/INSIDER practice

Sample case studies
Revise RIFF/INSIDER

LENS 2 due 2/23

Date (back to top)
Lesson
Assignment
02/23
Teaching Monster

Literature Circles
Intro to Literature Circles
Read more about Literature Circles
Read True Notebooks 1-169 (end of ch. 14) for 2/28

Date (back to top)
Lesson
Assignment
02/28
True Notebooks

Sociocultural Dimensions of Literacy
Warm-up: Interactional Frames
Video1 - Recitation
How Questions Shape Discussions
Intro to Literature Circles
Discussion
Lit Circles
Discussion
Closing
Finish True Notebooks for 3/6

LENS 3 due 3/6
(Lit Circles Groups)

Date (back to top)
Lesson
Assignment
03/01
True Notebooks

Lit Circles
Profanity Case
Profanity Reaction
Profanity Video
Letter to parents
Finish True Notebooks for 3/6

LENS 3 due 3/6
(Lit Circles Groups)

RIFF/INSIDER (one part) due 3/8

Date (back to top)
Lesson
Assignment
03/06
Teaching True Notebooks

Warm-up: Rubric for an Apple?
Group task:
--Develop assignment + rubric for unit on True Notebooks & Monster
--True Notebooks as example of YA genre
Discussion
Powerful Words
RIFF/INSIDER (one part) due 3/8

Student Data for RIFFers

Date (back to top)
Lesson
Assignment
03/08
Peer review: RIFF/INSIDER
Read Hunger Games for 3/20

LENS 4 due 3/20

Spring Break

Date (back to top)
Lesson
Assignment
03/20
Hunger Games

Group task: Choose approaches-->Discussion
Extensions:
Sci-fi: current issues-->films
Hunger Games performances and Developmental Dimension of Literacy
None

Date (back to top)
Lesson
Assignment
03/22
Teaching Hunger Games
Read Persepolis 1-153 (end of "The Dowry") for 3/27

Meet in MCHS 2229 for webquest

Date (back to top)
Lesson
Assignment
03/27
In MCHS 2229

YA Lit Webquest
Finish Persepolis for 4/3

LENS 5 due 4/3

Date (back to top)
Lesson
Assignment
03/29
Persepolis

Understanding Graphic Novels
YALSA Great Graphic Novels
Creating your own comics
Finish Persepolis for 4/3

LENS 5 due 4/3

Date (back to top)
Lesson
Assignment
04/03
Persepolis approaches
RIFF/INSIDER (one part) due 4/10

Date (back to top)
Lesson
Assignment
04/05
Teaching Persepolis
RIFF/INSIDER (one part) due 4/10

Read The Orange Houses 1-78 (end of ch. 21) for 4/12

Date (back to top)
Lesson
Assignment
04/10
Peer review: RIFF/INSIDER
Finish The Orange Houses for 4/17

LENS 6 due 4/17

Date (back to top)
Lesson
Assignment
04/12
The Orange Houses

Teaching with poetry
Finish The Orange Houses for 4/17

LENS 6 due 4/17

RIFF/INSIDER full draft due 4/19

Date (back to top)
Lesson
Assignment
04/17
The Orange Houses

Discussion

Models for planning:
http://www.coe.uga.edu/~smago/VirtualLibrary/index.html
RIFF/INSIDER full draft due 4/19
Post to wiki for feedback from Dr. Sherry
Bring two copies to class for peer review

For 4/26, prepare to discuss books you read for either RIFF or INSIDER

Date (back to top)
Lesson
Assignment
04/19
Peer review: RIFF/INSIDER
RIFF/INSIDER final due 5/3

Read about The Reading Workshop approach for 4/26
Overview
Debated in the NYT
Video Response to NYT article
Book Talks, Mini-lessons, and Conferences

For 4/26, prepare to discuss books you read for either RIFF or INSIDER

Date (back to top)
Lesson
Assignment
04/24
Teaching The Orange Houses
RIFF/INSIDER final due 5/3

Read about The Reading Workshop approach for 4/26
Overview
Debated in the NYT
Video Response to NYT article
Book Talks, Mini-lessons, and Conferences

For 4/26, prepare to discuss books you read for either RIFF or INSIDER

Date (back to top)
Lesson
Assignment
04/26
Reading Workshop 1

Book Talks
Example 1
Example 2
Tips
Digital Booktalks

Teaching across texts
RIFF/INSIDER final due 5/3

Read about the Writing Workshop approach for 5/1
Overview
In the news
Discussion
How it works
Digital Writing Workshop

Date (back to top)
Lesson
Assignment
05/01
Writing Workshop 1
Overview
In the news
Discussion
How it works
Digital Writing Workshop
RIFF/INSIDER final due 5/3

Date (back to top)
Lesson
Assignment
05/03
Making a Case for What to Teach, and Why

Discussion
Portfolio conferences

Date (back to top)
Lesson
Assignment
Finals week
Finals week
TBA
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