HOW TO BLOG
This semester you will be keeping an “online journal”, also known as a “blog”. This will be your place to publish and share your writing on a weekly basis.
You will be creating your own blog, along with posting one blog entry for each weekly reading assignment.
Since this is your opportunity to design your blog as you please, you can add pictures, links to different websites, video clips, streaming audio, and be creative as you wish! Think of this as your online commonplace book.
Be sure to connect your blog to the weekly reading assignment along with following your weekly blogging assignment.
Please be sure to share your blog with family members so they can see your hard work and creativity each week!
1. CHECK FOR WEEKLY WRITING ASSIGNMENTS
2. CHOOSE A QUESTION TO WRITE A DRAFT ABOUT
3. EDIT AND REVISE YOU ENTRY: CHECK FOR THE TRAITS OF WRITING (IDEAS, ORGANIZATION, VOICE, WORD CHOICE, SENTENCE FLUENCY, AND CONVENTIONS)
4. HAVE A PEER CHECK YOUR WORK: CHOOSE SOMEONE YOU TRUST!
5. PUT FORTH YOUR BEST EFFORT
6. POST YOUR FINAL DRAFT
7. POST A PHOTO, VIDEO, IMAGE, OR PODCAST THAT CONNECTS TO YOUR BLOG ENTRY
8. COMMENT ON A CLASSMATE'S BLOG ENTRY
9. HAVE FUN, BE CREATIVE, AND DIG DEEP!
HOW TO MAKE A TUMBLR BLOG: (please be sure to put your initals + esiswritersportfolio. (Example: "mfwritersportfolio" for Ms. Foppiano
- Work hard and dig deep. While this project will give you the opportunity to respond to the book using (in part) non-verbal means, your entries are still expected to be thoughtful and serious. In the novel there are many things happening on the surface, yet there’s the deeper meaning to the characters and events. Ultimately I want for each of you to try and make some connection to that deeper meaning. You will be graded on your creativity and your ability to dig deep.
- Use the writing skills learned in class. Please be sure to be mindful of your writing skills, as you must incorporate the writing skills learned in class into your blog writing. Pay attention to the tasks asked of you each week.
- Edit your work. Be sure to have your work edited before it is sent. Points will be deducted from work that is not edited.
- Comment on the work of others. You must respond to at least one of your classmate’s comments each week. Please be mindful of your comments and answer in an intelligent and thoughtful manner. Comments that are silly, sarcastic, or pointless with be deleted, and you will therefore get a zero for that part of your grade.
- Late work will not be accepted. If Internet is not working or if your dog ate your computer, you must respond to the question in your notebook by Monday. This can be in written form or typed, though I suggest that you type it so that you can paste it directly into your blog once it is corrected!
- Keep it appropriate. Part of what you do in an English class is learn to better articulate your thoughts. The use of profanity is inarticulate – it’s why we use it when we’re frustrated, we can’t find the right words. Don’t post anything profane or offensive. If you have any questions as to appropriateness, ask me. Any posted work that is offensive or inappropriate will result in a 0% and a written letter will go to administration and your parents.