Susan Silverman
New York Institute of Technology
EDLA 615 Summer 2005 & Fall 2005

Language Arts and Technology
Online Graduate Course


The Extension Projects you are about to see were created by graduate students at NYIT. These students are working toward a Masters degree in Instructional Technology.
 
The text book we the summer course is:
Leu, D. J., & Leu, D. D., Coiro, J., Teaching with the Internet: Lessons K-12: New Literacies for New Times, Fourth Edition.
Christopher Gordon Publishers, June 2004, ISBN: 1-929024-77-0
 
The text book for the fall 2005 course is:
Karchmer, R, Mallette, M, Kara-Soteriou, J.,Leu, D. Innovative Approaches to Literacy Education.
International Reading Association, June 2005, ISBN: 0-87207-555-9

To give you a better idea of how I organized my online graduate course, here is a screen capture taken from Blackboard.  I've also included
part of the course syllabus.
 
The feedback from my summer students was very positive, so I decided to repeat this for my fall 2005 class.  My only revision was to include three novels with smaller groups.  Students from this class had a choice of:
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
The Giver by Lois Lowry
 
Summer 2005

Extension
Project

 

Due: August 15

Session Title

Literature Circles Extension Project

Objectives

 

Creatively use technology to support different learning styles (Course Objective 3)

Teachers will use technology to teach reading in the content areas. (Course Objective 12)    

Required Reading

Online Reading

        Literature Circles Extension Projects
http://comsewogue.org/~ssilverman/litcircles/index.htm

      Be sure to explore all the resources on:
http://comsewogue.org/~ssilverman/litcircles/resources.htm

 

Assignments

 

Project due: August 15

 

25 points:  

Our mid term project will be to complete an Extension Project for your novel. Your project must be computer generated.  Use any software program you would like.  If I don't have the program you will need to send it to me as a gif or jpg.  Your project may be showcased on the collaborative project web site.

In order to receive full credit for the mid term project you must participate in ALL threaded book discussions and lead at least one online discussion about a chapter.  No partial credit will be given.

 

 

Online Discussions and Extension Projects
Summer 2005

Tuck Everlasting
Chapters 11-14
Threaded Discussion

Tuck Everlasting
Chapters 21-23
Threaded Discussion

Bridge to Terabithia
Chapters 9-10
Threaded Discussion

Bridge to Terabithia
Chapter 13
Threaded Discussion

Christine Butler
Extension Project
Tuck Everlasting

Stephanie Poppiti
Extension Project
Tuck Everlasting

Carol Lempka
Extension Project
Bridge to Terabithia

Dale Bennett
Leighann Hollweg
Karen Romagna

Bridge to Terabithia

Harry Tse
Extension Project
Bridge to Terabithia

Elaine Votraw
Extension Project
Tuck Everlasting

Gina Marandino
Extension Project
Bridge to Terabithia

Dorothy Barrie Donohue
Extension Project
Tuck Everlasting

Belinda David
Extension Project
Tuck Everlasting

Steve Melniszyn
Extension Project
Tuck Everlasting

Layla Haraj
Extension Project
Tuck Everlasting

Kristen Petty
Extension Project
Tuck Everlasting

Karl Jean-Francois
Extension Project
Tuck Everlasting

Adolfo A. Reyes
Extension Project
Tuck Everlasting

Delia Joseph
Extension Project
Tuck Everlasting

Denise Gary
Marie Hall-Nesbitt
Marie Bernard
Bridge to Terabithia

 

Online Discussions and Extension Projects
Fall 2005

Jennifer Miller
Extension Project
Speak

Elizabeth Cook
Extension Project
The Giver

Karen McPhillips
Extension Project
The Giver

Thomas Scardino
Extension Project
The Outsiders

Sandra Ahnstrom
Extension Project
The Outsiders

Tanya Klein
Extension Project
The Outsiders

Kevin Clifford
Extension Project
Speak

Phil Motl
Extension Project
The Giver

Billy Oefelein
Extension Project
Speak

Melissa Roth Smith
Extension Project
The Giver

Michael Mingo
Extension Project
Speak

Adam Bradley
Extension Project
The Giver

Charles Hicks
Extension Project
The Outsiders

Jessica Miller
Extension Project
Speak

 
 


  Susan Silverman - Literature Circles Extension Projects