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ALC Check-Off Sheet 

  There is no textbook assigned for this course; all reading materials will be provided on this website.  



Response to Literature Questions


Puppy Brings NYPD Officer to Tears - The Moth 


• Andrew Stanton - from Computer (Content Warning)




Marzano's Strategies 


       Multiple Intelligence: Comprehension Strategies by MI

Learning Module | Domains of Learning (ppt.)  

Domains of Learning

  Presentation of an Educational Strategy  
  Presentation of Educational Strategies
Create five educational strategies, specific to your grade level and discipline, that demonstrates understanding and respect for individual and group diversity.  The strategies should include special considerations for 1) learning disability in reading, 2) limited English proficiency, and 3) the economically disadvantaged.  The strategies should also include at least one component of technology.  Strategies will be presented during the 4th class meeting and should be uploaded to the Moodle site prior to the presentation.  You should provide handouts (with the strategies) to the other class members.  The strategies should consist of one paragraph (no less than five sentences) for each of the strategies.
Response to Literature

The student will create a Response to Literature (RTL) by creating a video, or using Storytelling to present his/her RTL to the class.  This assignment is due during the last class meeting.

AP Literature Final Video Example

  Response to Literature - Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech  

Response to Literature Assignment


Response to Literature Questions (Review before coming to class)


RTL Mind-Map


RTL Strategies (Review this before coming to class)


Literature Review Analysis


Teacher's Example of RTL

  Reflective assignments may require you to look at various articles within different formats, e.g. HTML, Adobe Reader, Web pages, etc. A goal of this course is to provide individuals with the ability to access and read information directly from the Internet.  Printing documents from this Website is acceptable.  However, if at all possible try to read the documents directly from the Internet.  
  Writing reflections requires the ability to identify the topic or thesis statement of the article.  Stay within the parameter of the thesis statement.  The reflection should not contain your opinions (unless otherwise specified) or broad statements that are out of context.  Generalized or rhetorical statements should  be avoided.  The best way to write a reflection for this course is to understand that that they may consist of the positive(s) and negative(s) of an article.  
  This link,  "The 40 Reflection Questions," provides you with a list of questions that may help you to better understand and give you ideas for creating your reflections.   
  For the purposes of this course, the reflective articles may either be handwritten or typewritten.  The reflective articles will be discussed using the Harkness Seminar during the week in which they are assigned.  Complete the "article reflection documents (below) before the class meeting.  They will be turned in after the Harkness Seminar has been completed.  

Article Reflection PDF Document (Handwritten)


Article Reflection Word Document (Typewritten)


Article Critique (Used for Grading) 

Why should the reflections be handwriten? 

How Handwriting Trains the Brain 


Digitizing Literacy:  Reflections on the Haptics of Writing 


The Effects of handwriting experience on functional brain development in pre-literate children


Harkness Seminar example 


Harkness Seminar Blank Template 


Resources and Downloads for Collaborative Learning 

  Collaborative Learning using the Harkness Seminar (Video 8:45 min)  

RTL Strategies (Review this before coming to class)


Comprehension Strategies by MI

  Complete the following reading assignments using the "Article Reflection" directions.  A Harkness Seminar will be completed during class and the Article Reflection will be turned in after the session.  

Response to Literature Questions (a reflection is not required for this article)


Are You Not Entertained? How to Build a Dynamic Lecture  (reflection required)

Dweck 2007 - The Secret to Raising Smart Kids (reflection required)

               Carol Dweck: The Effect of Praise on Mindsets  (Video 3:26 min.)