Monday, January 26, 2015

Blog #2 Due: Monday 2/2/15

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.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Blog #1 Due: Monday 1/26/15

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 14, in your binder.
To receive full credit your response must be at least 5 sentences long and you must comment on 2 other responses.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

LAST BLOG OF THE SEMESTER: Blog #14 Due: Monday 1/12/14

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 8, 2014

Blog #13 Due: Monday 12/15/14

Think about the book you are reading independently. Tell us the title, author, and current page number you are on.
Tell us why you chose to read this book.
Also, tell us what IR project (Wanted Poster or Symbols in a bag) 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, December 1, 2014

Blog #12 Due: Monday 12/8/14

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, November 17, 2014

Make up Blog

This is due by 3:30pm on Friday 11/21. 

Answer the following question:

How did the main character change in your book? What were they like at the beginning and what were they like at the end?

In your answer you must cite evidence from the beginning of the book that shows what they were like at the beginning AND cite evidence from the end of the book that shows how they have changed. 

This means you have two quotes from the novel in your answer in addition to your explanation of the change. Your response must be at least 5 sentences and you must comment on 2 classmates posts.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Blog #11 Due: Monday 11/17/14

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, November 3, 2014

Blog #10 Due: Monday 11/10/14

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. 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, October 27, 2014

Blog #9 Due: Monday 11/3/14

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.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Blog #8 Due: Monday 10/20/14

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 6, 2014

Blog #7 Due: Monday 10/13/14

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, September 29, 2014

Blog #6 Due: Monday 10/6/14

This week I want to know about the main character in your book. 
What is he or she like? Describe his/her personality. How does the author Characterize them? Give one example of the STEAL that we learned in class and tell us what Character traits are present in your character. Are they stubborn, snobby, compassionate, positive, etc.


Make sure to give me an example from the book to support your description. Don't forget to include the title of the book, author, and what page you are currently on. Make sure your post is at least 5 sentences. Remember to also respond to 2 other classmates!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Blog #5 Due: Monday 9/29/14

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 15, 2014

Blog #4 Due: Monday 9/22/14

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 chose 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.