Monday, April 25, 2016

Blog #8 Due: Monday 5/2/16

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 your reasoning (how it relates to your novel). Your response must be at least 5 sentences. Remember to comment on 2 classmates.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Blog #7 Due: Monday 4/25/16



We just learned about abstract nouns and how they help you determine the theme of a text.
For this week's blog entry, tell us one of the themes of your independent reading book.
If you need help, look at your theme notes in your binder (page 26). 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. Your response should be at least 5 sentences.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Blog #6 Due: Monday 4/4/16



Think about your book as a whole, is it like any other story you have read or similar to a movie you have watched? 
Make sure to give specific details of how it is similar.
Make sure you include book title, author and current page number. Do not forget to comment on two classmates post.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Blog #5 Due: Monday 3/14/16

If you were the author of your book what would you change? Why would you make this change? Make sure to be specific and get details from the book.
Your response should include title, author and current page number and be at least 5 sentences. Do not forget to comment on two classmates post.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Blog #4 Due: Monday 2/29/16


What questions would you ask if you could talk with the author of your current book?  Include at least 2 questions.  Tell us how you think the author might answer one of your questions.


Make sure you include book title, author and current page number. Make sure your post is at least 5 sentences. Do not forget to comment on two classmates post.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Blog #3 Due: Monday 2/22/16


For this post, I want you to write a journal entry like you are the main character in your book (if your book had more than one main character, just choose one of them to do this post). Your journal entry should show me your character's personality through your writing and should discuss the main conflict from their point of view. 
At the beginning of your post, put the name of your book, the author, the page number you are on, and the name of the character you are going to be writing as. After you write this information, you should write the rest of the post like you are that character. Make sure your journal entry is at least 5 sentences.


Remember to comment on two classmates posts.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Blog #2 Due: Tuesday 2/16/16

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, include the page number, and then explain why you chose that word.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Blog #1 Due: Monday 2/8/16

First Blog of the SEMESTER!
Post the title and author of your book and what page number you are on.  Describe a recent event from your book. Then, tell us how YOU would have handled the situation if you were in the story.  Be detailed and thoughtful! Remember at least 5 sentences! Comment twice to classmates.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Blog #14 Due: Tuesday 1/19/16

Last Blog of the Semester!
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 sure your post is at least 5 sentences and that you comment on 2 classmates posts.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Blog #13 Due: Monday 1/11/16

Please post the title, author, and page # of your book. How does the author of your book make the characters believable? Be specific and explain thoroughly. Make sure your response is at least 5 sentences. Do not forget to comment on 2 of your classmates posts.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Blog #12 Due: Monday 12/14/15

Think about the book you are reading independently. Tell us the title, author, and current page number you are on. What are you loving or not loving about your book so far? Also, tell us what mini project you are going to choose to do for this book from the new Mini-Project choices, page 20, in your binder. To receive full credit your response must be at least 5 sentences long and you must comment on 2 other responses.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Blog #11 Due: Monday 12/7/15

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, November 9, 2015

Blog #10 Due: Tuesday 11/17/15

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 chose 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.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Blog #9 Due: Monday 11/9/15

First Blog of the 2nd 9-weeks!
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.