Friday, August 26, 2016

Episode 79: Get to Know MyDJO!


Episode 79: Get to Know MyDJO!
Running Time: 12:25


This Week's Guests:

Mrs. Lewicki
Mr. Meehan
Have you heard the news about MyDJO? Teachers, coaches, counselors and school administrators are taking online learning to the next level thanks to all the cool features and functionality "MyDJO" has to offer (like Edmodo, but infinitely more awesome) -- which is transforming our school's website into a one-stop shop for personalized user content.

Completely new and optimized for mobile access, MyDJO automatically collects and filters all content posted anywhere on the school’s website and spits out personalized calendars and news feeds based on your enrollment. That means one login will get student's customized access to classes, clubs, extracurricular activities, and athletics. So when you log in to the site, you’ll see everything you’ll need (assignment due dates, electronic handouts, club meetings, team schedules, etc.) in one place. MyDJO is a game-changer! Be among the first to hear what all the buzz is about in this week's podcast.



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Friday, August 19, 2016

Episode 78: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Summer Reading Strategies)


Episode 78: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
(Summer Reading Strategies)

Robert Louis Stevenson (1886)
Running Time: 12:25


This Week's Topics:

Guiding questions
Close reading strategies
Gothic novels


Original Air Date: 8/7/15


Students are often told to "take notes" as they make their way through the summer reading, but sometimes it can be tricky to determine just what we should take notes on (and why!) in each new book. This week, Mr. Meehan puts a "Five Minute Focus" -- which is actually more like ten minutes -- on The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. This episode is packed with sample note-taking strategies, close-reading techniques, and the types of questions that will help you make sense of a book that deliberately blurs the lines between where exactly the world of monsters begins.

Pro-tip: listen to this podcast and the Senior Summer Reading episode before you start reading! These recordings are loaded with tips and strategies on how to make clearer sense of the book and boost your comprehension as you read. (It's like extra credit in advance!)




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Friday, August 12, 2016

Episode 77: Frankenstein (Summer Reading Strategies)


Episode 77: Frankenstein
(Summer Reading Strategies)

Mary Shelley (1818)
Running Time: 12:25


This Week's Topics:

Multiple narrators
Close reading strategies
Frame narrative

Original Air Date: 7/31/15


After a two week summer hiatus, The DJO English Round Table Podcast is back!

Students are often told to "take notes" as they make their way through the summer reading, but sometimes it can be tricky to determine just what we should take notes on (and why!) in each new book. This week, Mr. Meehan puts a "Five Minute Focus" -- which is actually more like ten minutes -- on Frankenstein. This episode is packed with sample note-taking strategies, close-reading techniques, and the types of questions that will help you make sense of a book that deliberately blurs the lines between facts and fiction.

Pro-tip: listen to this podcast and the Senior Summer Reading episode before you start reading! These recordings are loaded with tips and strategies on how to make clearer sense of the book and boost your comprehension as you read. (It's like extra credit in advance!)




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Friday, July 22, 2016

Episode 76: A Farewell to Arms (Summer Reading Strategies)

Episode 76: A Farewell to Arms
(Summer Reading Strategies)

Ernest Hemingway (1929)
Running Time: 9:11


This Week's Topics:

Guiding questions
Close reading strategies
The Iceberg Technique

Original Air Date: 7/24/15

Students are often told to "take notes" as they make their way through the summer reading, but sometimes it can be tricky to determine just what we should take notes on (and why!) in each new book. This week, Mr. Meehan puts a "Five Minute Focus" -- which is actually more like ten minutes -- on A Farewell to Arms. This episode is packed with sample note-taking strategies, close-reading techniques, and the types of questions that will help you make sense of Ernest Hemingway's unique "Iceberg" approach to writing.

Pro-tip: listen to this podcast and the Junior Summer Reading episode before you start reading! These recordings are loaded with tips and strategies on how to make clearer sense of the book and boost your comprehension as you read. (It's like extra credit in advance!)




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Friday, July 15, 2016

Episode 75: A Raisin in the Sun (Summer Reading Strategies)


Episode 75: A Raisin in the Sun
(Summer Reading Strategies)

Lorraine Hansberry (1959)
Running Time: 13:04


This Week's Topics:

Guiding questions

Taking notes in a dramaIndirect characterization
Original Air Date: 7/17/15

Students are often told to "take notes" as they make their way through the summer reading, but sometimes it can be tricky to determine just what we should take notes on (and why!) in each new book. This week, Mr. Meehan puts a "Five Minute Focus" -- which is actually more like ten minutes -- on A Raisin in the Sun. This episode is packed with sample note-taking strategies, close-reading techniques, and the types of questions that will help you better understand the only full-length drama in DJO's summer reading college prep curriculum.

Pro-tip: listen to this podcast and the Junior Summer Reading episode before you start reading! These recordings are loaded with tips and strategies on how to make clearer sense of the book and boost your comprehension as you read. (It's like extra credit in advance!)




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Friday, July 8, 2016

Episode 74: Night (Summer Reading Strategies)


Episode 19: Night
(Summer Reading Strategies)

Eli Wiesel (1960)
Running Time: 12:27


This Week's Topics:

Guiding questions
Close reading strategies
Books without chapters

Original Air Date: 7/10/15

Students are often told to "take notes" as they make their way through the summer reading, but sometimes it can be tricky to determine just what we should take notes on (and why!) in each new book. This week, in memory of the recent passing of Eli Wiesel, Bishop O'Connell High School takes a close look at Night. This episode is packed with sample note-taking strategies, close-reading techniques, and the types of questions to ask yourself as you make your way through this defining work of Holocaust literature.

If you're looking for additional summer reading strategies, be sure to check out the Sophomore Summer Reading episode before you start reading. These recordings are loaded with tips and strategies on how to make clearer sense of the book and boost your comprehension as you read. (It's like extra credit in advance!)




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Friday, July 1, 2016

Episode 73: The Alchemist (Summer Reading Strategies)


Episode 18: The Alchemist
(Summer Reading Strategies)

Paolo Coelho (1988)
Running Time: 12:27


This Week's Topics:

Taking notes
Close reading strategies
Tracking literary allusions

Original Air Date: 7/13/15

Students are often told to "take notes" as they make their way through the summer reading, but sometimes it can be tricky to determine just what we should take notes on (and why!) in each new book. This week, Mr. Meehan puts a "Five Minute Focus" -- which is actually more like ten minutes -- on The Alchemist. This episode is packed with sample note-taking strategies, close-reading techniques, and the types of questions to ask yourself as you make your way through a text that's sprawling with subtext and literary allusions.

Pro-tip: listen to this podcast and the Sophomore Summer Reading episode before you start reading! These recordings are loaded with tips and strategies on how to make clearer sense of the book and boost your comprehension as you read. (It's like extra credit in advance!)




Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! And we'll see you again next week.