Monday, May 12, 2014

Blog #18 Due: Monday 5/19/14

Post your book's title, author, and page #.
If you had to take the place of one character in your book, who would you take the place of? Explain why you would take that person's place.
Remember to be thoughtful in your responses and make sure it is at least 5 sentences. Also, make 2 comments about your classmates posts.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Blog #17 Due: Monday 5/12/14

Think about the book you are reading independently. Tell us the title, author, and current page number you are on.
Tell us why you choose to read this book. You had free choice this 9 weeks to read any book, as long as it is at least 150 pages long.
Also, tell us what mini project you are going to choose to do for this book.
To receive full credit your response must be at least 5 sentences long and you must comment on 2 other responses.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Blog #16 Due: Monday 5/5/14

Post the title of the book you're reading, its author, and the current page you are on.

Almost all fiction authors have to do some kind of research before they write their novels. For example, JK Rowling might have researched historical sites in London and different creatures from mythology. Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games series, might have researched different types of weapons or survival skills. The author of Twilight researched Native-American traditional stories.

Tell me something that you think your author researched before he or she wrote your novel. Explain why you choose this (how it relates to your novel). Your response must be at least 5 sentences.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Blog #15 Due: Monday 4/14/14

Post your book title, author, and current page number.
Briefly tell us about your main character. Next, if your character were on a social media website such as Facebook, tell us 3 things your character might "like." Remember: Likes can be interests, hobbies, organizations, movies, etc. etc. Briefly explain why your character would like each.
Make sure your response is at least 5-7 sentences and make sure you respond to at least 2 classmates posts.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Blog #14 Due: Monday 4/7/14

Post the title and author of the book you're reading. Also, include what page you are currently on.

Think of the reading you have done this week.
What would you say is "the most important word" based on what you read? Write the sentence that the word appears in and the page number. Explain why you chose that word and sentence.
Make sure your response is 5 sentences and that you comment twice on your classmates posts.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

NEW Blog #13 Due: Monday 3/17/14

Think about your friends and the kind of books they would read. Which of your friends or classmates should read your current independent reading book?
What do you think he or she would like about it? Why? Only list the first name of your friend.
Remember to tell us the title of the book, author, and current page number.

Make your response at least 5 sentences long and comment twice.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Blog #12 Due: Monday 12/16/13

Post the title/author/page # you are on of your book.
If you had to choose ONE word to describe your book, what word would you choose?
Be specific as to why you choose this word. Remember to always include specific details from your book.
Make sure your response is at least 5 sentences. Remember to make 2 comments on other student's posts.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Blog #11 Due: Monday 12/9/13

Refer to the "The Filipino and the Drunkard" to answer the following questions.

1. Do you think it is acceptable to defend yourself even when you know there will be consequences? Provide reasons for your response.
2. Is it in our nature to experience emotions-one thing which has been said to separate us from animals. Do you think that we must, as humans, control our emotions? Are there reasons why we should or shouldn't control our emotions? Explain and give reasons for your response.

Make sure your response answers both questions and is at least 5 sentences! These are controversial questions which should generate discussion-if you don't respond to someone then your not really making your voice HEARD. Respond at least twice to classmates!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Blog #10 Due: Tuesday 11/19/13

Post the title of your book, author, and page # you're on.
Choose a character in your book. Briefly tell who the character is.
If your character could travel anywhere in the world, where do you think your character would travel? Be specific and explain why you choose that place. Be insightful, thoughtful and creative. Response must be at least 5 sentences! 
Do not forget to comment on 2 classmates posts.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Blog #9 Due: Tuesday 11/12/13

For this blog you are going to work on Comparing and Contrasting different text. I want you to use the book you are currently reading and the last book you read to find 2 comparisons and 2 contrasts(differences). List the title, author, and current page number of the book you are currently reading. Also, list the book that you are using to compare and contrast your current book with.

Remember your response must be at least 5 sentences and you must comment twice on classmates posts to get full credit.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Blog #8 Due: Monday 11/4/13

We just learned about abstract nouns and how they help you determine the theme in a text.

For this week's blog entry, tell us one of the themes of your independent reading book and then turn it into a theme statement.

If you need help, look at your theme notes in your binder. You can also ask yourself "What did I(or the character) learn?"

Do not forget to comment on 2 classmates posts. Make sure to include the title of your book, the author, and what page you are currently on.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Blog #7 Due: Monday 10/14/13

Remember to post your book's title, author, and page #.
Choose two to three characters from your book and very briefly tell us who they are.
Then tell us what actors/actresses you would want to play the parts of the characters in your book if it were to be turned into a movie (you must choose famous people to play the roles). Include an explanation of why you choose each actor/actress.

If your book has already been turned into a movie please choose new actors/actresses to play the roles of your characters. ex. If you are reading Twilight do not tell me Taylor Lautner should play Jacob.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Blog #6 Due: Monday 10/7/13

Remember to post author/title/page # of the current book you are reading.
Tell us one SPECIFIC thing you really like about your book and why.
Then tell us one SPECIFIC thing you really DON'T like about your book and why.
Remember that your comments should always be at least 5-7 detailed, insightful, sentences and include support from your book.
Do not forget to comment twice!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Blog #5 Due: Monday 9/30/13

Think about your current book and decide what your Author's Purpose is for writing (entertain, inform, persuade, explain).

With your Author's purpose in mind, what is your Author's Point-of-view (Perspective) on a topic in your book?
If you get stuck think about the video clips we watched in class.

Remember to include Book title, author, and current page number. Your response must be 5 detailed sentences and do not forget to comment at least twice on other posts.