Tar Heel Reader

This assignment will get you started with Tar Heel Reader . It has several parts.

Part 1: Due Thursday 9 September
Study the Beginning Literacy Framework .

Identify three reviewed books from Tar Heel Reader that you feel belong in the Transitional category, and three that belong in the Conventional category. That is six (6) books total. For each book, justify why you think it belongs in the category. Feel free to use the hidden index of titles at http://tarheelreader.org/index-of-titles/page/1/ (That last number is the page number; you can edit it manually to be any number to probe into the space without having to hit next page. They go up to 118 at this writing). Use the last 2 digits of your PID or something to pick a place to start looking.

Come to class on Thursday prepared to share your choices and justification. Also, email your list of books including the URL, classification, and your justification for each to me before class on Thursday.

Part 2: Due Tuesday 14 September.
Sign-up to write books on Tar Heel Reader. I’ll give you the secret registration code in class.

Write at least one Transitional and one Conventional book on a subject that interests you. Imagine you were just learning to read, what would interest/motivate you?

Post your book titles and URLs as comments to this post.

Part 3: Optional
Volunteer to review books. Email me if you’re interested. I’ll need your id on Tar Heel Reader to upgrade you to editor status. Then we’ll work out an assignment system based on how many volunteer.

Service Hours
Keep a log of the time you spend on parts 2 and 3 of this assignment to count toward your 30 hour service commitment.

23 Responses to “Tar Heel Reader”

  1. hunterC says:

    Here are the books i wrote in TarHeelReader:
    Caged Bird
    Dogs, Dogs, and More Dogs

  2. Philip Brooks says:

    Transitional….”Where I go…”

    Conventional….”Oh cat…”