Putting It All Together


"Much as we hope2010.06.10.grading.png our students will have the experience
of losing themselves in a book,
at the same time we hope that they'll have the experience
of finding themselves in a book" (p.190).


Part 3 will work just the same as the first two parts in terms of posting. Below you will find directions for how to post. The signposts and their anchor questions are also included for easy reference. Also, if you haven't had the chance to check out the appendixes in the book, I would. They have several great ideas and some things you can just copy and use right away.

THE SIGNPOSTS

Contrasts and Contradictions

Anchor question: Why is the character doing that?

Aha Moments

Anchor question: How might this change things?

Tough Questions

Anchor question: What does this question make me wonder about?

Words of the Wiser

Anchor question: What's the life lesson and how might it affect the character?

Again and Again

Anchor question: Why does this keep happening again and again?


Memory Moment

Anchor question: Why might this memory be important?


Directions for posting in this section
  1. In the upper right hand corner of this page, click on the button that has two thought bubbles and a number. This will show you all of the postings that are available for you to access.
  2. Click on a posting (highlighted in blue or purple text), read what's been written, and if you want to respond to that one, click the "response" button and type away.
  3. When you are finished, be sure to click the "Post" button underneath so that your response can be added to the discussion.

Directions for creating your own posting
  1. In the upper right hand corner of this page, click on the button that has two thought bubbles and a number. This will show you all of the postings that are available for you to access.
  2. Click on the "New Post" button in the upper left hand corner of the postings page.
  3. In the Subject space, type a heading for your posting.
  4. In the Message space, type your posting.
  5. When you are finished, be sure to click the "Post" button at the bottom to ensure your new discussion is added to the list.
  6. As for the "Monitor Topic" button, I am going to assume that most of you will want to NOT click it. Monitor topic means that you will receive an alert any time someone else posts something in response to your posting. Most people find it annoying to receive these alerts.