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Marcie in SC
08-20-2009, 06:49 PM
There's a small discrepancy in the Week 2 Frameworks reading assignment. The third bullet point indicates students are to read V.B.5 and gives the title of that section as "Naturalism as a Literary Movement", but that is actually V.B.6. V.B.5 is titled "American Regionalism". Then further down, under "Continuing Students Only" the second bullet for review is also off in terms of the section numbers lining up with the titles given.
I'm going to guess that we should go with the titles and assume the section numbers are wrong, but I thought you might want to fix that so that there's no confusion in the assignment.
I know it's been crazy today for all of you (and probably not just today, but for a while), so I just want to let you know how much I appreciate all the hard work put into this latest update. It's really nice! At the start of my fourth year with this great curriculum, I'm amazed once again and filled with gratitude to God at what He has accomplished through you, His servants. My family has been so blessed by our "discovery" of TOG a few summers back. I'm so thankful that God led me to it and that He continues to enable me to teach using it as a tool to point my kids to our Sovereign God. The fingers of blessing extend far and wide!
Thank you "so totally much!" as my teenagers say!
Marcie in SC
08-21-2009, 09:28 PM
A couple of additional things:
On the second page of the Frameworks doc, the first bullet under the "Directions for Reading This Document" looks like it hasn't been completely updated from Y3 and might be a little confusing, especially for Beginning Level students.
Also, in the Poetics reading assignment for Week 1, I'm not seeing where the students would see the example of a filled-in analysis diagram for an experiment in living as referenced in #7 for Continuing Students on p. 25. I do see the sample in App. B and the blank chart, but it doesn't show up on the Literature Reading Assignments for Week 1 anywhere. I guess there ought to be an additional entry for Continuing Students to read p. 174 in App. B.
I hope I don't seem nit-picky about these little discrepancies. I think most of us moms are OK with figuring out what the students are supposed to be reading, but because many of us may now be letting our students read most or all of their assignments from the computer with the new DE, I think there might be some confusion for them here. If it would be better to send things like this directly to someone at TOG (like Christy?), just let me know and I'll quit posting it here to the forum.
BTW - I really like that experiment in living chart! Very helpful for us visual folks to see a diagram like that. I think it will also help things click with my kids. Last year they didn't always understand what we were after with the experiment in living analysis (actually, I didn't always understand either, but I try not to let on too much - Teacher's Notes to the rescue!). It keeps getting easier and they keep going deeper, one layer at a time.
Thanks for all your hard work!!
08-24-2009, 02:29 PM
Hi Marcie! Thank you so much for your gracious corrections. :-) The Loom Reading Assignments Chart ALWAYS has some problems, no matter how many times we check it, so we're always grateful when you ladies point out the errors to us! I will try to get those fixed ASAP, but it may be a few days before a replacement goes up (you're right about things being a little crazy around here!).
Thank you too for your very meaningful encouragement about the program as a whole and the experiment in living diagram in particular. I know that experiment in living and content stuff are the hardest things for students to get, probably because they are the most complex/"deep" things in literature. However, they are also probably the most important, and I am finding (like you!) that each year adds another layer to what my students understand and are able to extract for themselves in this area. :-D What a joy to see growth in their lives! Hopefully by the end of their fourth year, they will have gotten the trick. ;-)
Thank you again SO VERY MUCH for your graciousness in correcting our very human errors!
Lynne in MA
08-27-2009, 09:04 AM
I thought that the experiment in living is done in one of the week 1 supplements.
Lynne in MA
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