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.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Blog #3 due: Monday 9/15/14

Discuss a connection that you have discovered between your current book and your life.

Be sure to remind us of the book you are reading, the author, and what page you are currently on. Your response must be at least 5 sentences. 

Remember to then respond to a least two classmate's posts.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Blog #2 Due: Monday 9/9/14

Answer the following questions with at least 5 sentences: (1)What book are you currently reading and what page are you on? Make sure to include Title and Author (this should all be just 1 sentence). (2)What genre is your book? How do you know? (3)Are you enjoying the book so far? 
Remember to respond to at least two classmates posts.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Blog #1 Due: Friday, 8/29/14

Take a few minutes and look back at last years blog questions and comments. 

Pick at least one response that you think is a good example of how to correctly answer the blog.  List the Blog # and the username(athomas1 in Blog #12) and why you think it is a good example of how to get an 'A' on your blog each week.  Also, pick out at least one example of what not to do when answering the blog.  List the Blog # and username and why it is an example of how not to get an  'A' on your blog each week.
Lastly, let us know if you are excited about using the blog or are nervous about it and why.
Your posted response should answer ALL 3 parts.
Do not forget to comment on at least 2 other responses.

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.