This schedule is subject to change, so stay tuned.
|WEEK 1||In-Class||Due for classtime|
[history/positioning] From Lutkewitte's Multimodal Composition: A Critical Sourcebook
Reading Response [post #1]: Post a picture of your multimodal text from Week 1 as well as your written description.
Reading Response [post #2]: For each article (minus the introduction), write a 3-5 sentence summary of your key takeaways. Also include 5 metadata tags for each piece. Now create a visualization that puts the articles in relation to one another. Think about how they connect/intersect/differentiate and think about how you want to visualize this. The medium is up to you, but you need to capture the visualization and post it to your blog.
Reading Response [post #3]: Write a 2-3 paragraph summary of your key takeaways from Remixing Composition. At the end of the post, write your 1-2 questions for Professor Palmeri. Also include 5 metadata tags for the book.
[history and how-to]
Reading Response [post #4]: Part 1: Post your multimodal response to Palmeri from Week 4. Part 2: Write a 2-3 paragraph summary of your key takeaways from On Multimodality and make sure to include 5 metadata tags for the book. Part 3: Revise your multimodal response (or describe how you would revise it if you don't have access to files) from Palmeri by adding Alexander and Rhodes' voice to it. Share this on the post.
[theories and methods]
BY FRIDAY, 9/25 @ NOON email me 1 question for Shipka.
Reading Response [post #5]: Part 1: Post your multimodal response text from last week's in-class activity. Part 2: Reflect briefly (1 paragraph-ish) on how Shipka's arguments intersect with your multimodal response. In terms of content, does Shipka reshape what you were thinking in any way? Intersect? In terms of form, does Shipka make you think about what it was that you produced? In what ways? Part 3: Post a 3-5 sentence summary for EACH CHAPTER of the book (give us the gist) and include 5 metadata tags for the book. Part 4: Include the question that you sent for Shipka.
[theories and methods]
Reading Response [post #6]: Part 1: Briefly explain how you see this book intersecting with what we've read so far. Part 2: Post a 3-5 sentence summary of the book (give us the gist) and include 5 metadata tags for the book. Part 3: Work to create a table or chart that sets up Kress and Van Leeuwen's framework. If you're feeling befuddled on how to set it up, imagine you are going to use their language to analyze a text, what terms/questions would you need to ask? Or imagine you're giving your students a handout to use to analyze a text through the lens of K&V? What would this handout look like?
[theories and methods]
Reading Response [post #7]: Part 1:Write a 2-3 paragraph summary of your key takeaways from the first half of Multimodality and make sure to include 5 metadata tags for the book. Part 2: Choose a multimodal text you've created in this class (preferably the one from in-class on 9/21). Work to describe this text through K&V's terms from last week (discourse, design, production, distribution). Do your best to see how you might talk about and/or analyze your text through this terminology. Part 3: NOW, describe how what you've read so far in Kress adds to this analysis in any way. Does it? How so? If not, why? The gist here is to try to figure out what this book adds to your/our understanding of multimodality.
Group work: Your group was assigned a chapter of the Kress text (Chapters 5-9). Each group is responsible for a 30-minute in-class presentation/lesson plan that shares the key ideas of the chapter and engages us with some hands-on work with the key ideas from that chapter.
Reading Response [post #8]: For this week, you are reading a wide ranging set of articles that address a range of issues from our class readings and discussions thus far. Choose 3 of these articles that particularly interest you and describe 1) Why you are drawn to these arguments/ideas, 2) How these arguments/ideas intersect with what we've read so far in class, and 3) How/if these arguments/ideas help you think about some larger scale questions for your final project.
|11/2||In-class work with Writer/Designer: Read Chapters 1-3 of Writer/Designer. Complete the Write/Design assignments on pg 39 and pg 45 (just find 3-5 texts instead of 8-10). Conclude by writing 1 paragraph POSTED TO YOUR BLOG that describes, given these two assignments, what you think you're going to do for your final project. Also fold in any questions for me that you might have.||[digital literacies]
Reading Response [post #9]: Part 1:Write a 2-3 paragraph summary of your key takeaways from Multiliteracies for a Digital Age and make sure to include 5 metadata tags for the book. Part 2: How is (or is) the way Selber works with multiliteracies compatible with how other authors we've read this semester have engaged with multimodality?
|11/30||Final Project Presentations||
|12/7||Final Project Presentations||
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