Write a how-to essay. Basically write a paragraph introducing the writing topic. Then write a step-by-step list of everything we must do to become a superhero. Be creative!
Look through all the different classroom blogs listed under “Blogroll” on the home page. If you had to nominate the best classroom blog, which one would you choose? Why did you like that one the best?
Also, try to find the list of student blogs. Did you like the writing of any of the students found in the classroom blog? Which student writing did you like the best and why?
How can we improve our blog? How can students improve their blog posts?
Write a blog post which has at least 3 paragraphs. Paragraph one will be about the best classroom blog. Paragraph two will be about the best student blog (interesting writing and comments posted for that student’s writing). Paragraph 3 will be about our blog and how it can be improved.
Don’t forget to end with questions for your readers so that they can respond to your post.
Are you guys ready for a challenge?
You are the teacher. Which class would you add to the school curriculum that we don’t already have? When would the class meet? What would the students do? What would it look like, feel like, sound like? What would the students produce to show their learning?
As an example, a child could say that they would want to teach a class on problem solving or building. Another child might say that they would teach a cooking class. Just mention any class you think we could add to the elementary level!
It is due next Friday, and remember, you are trying to start a conversation!
I will post a few topics. If you see one you like, start writing!!!
Tip #2: Interact with the readers. End the post with some questions.
Tip #3: Write a post once a week or once every two weeks. Readers may forget about your blog if you wait too long to between posts.
Tip #4: Write about something you find interesting, but also something that will interest others.
Tip #5: Reply to all/most of your commenters. Readers will be encouraged to comment again if their comment is acknowledged or if they engaged in a conversation.
Tip #6: Understand that your blog is not only about you and what you like, but about your readers too. Readers = comments = interaction = learning and growth!