Monday, March 16, 2015

Make up Blog Due: Friday 3/20 @ Midnight


Think about 1 or 2 characters in your book. How much do you personally agree or disagree with the way your chosen characters think and act in certain situations, or even just in general?  Where do you differ and why?

Make sure you include book title, author and current page number. Do not forget to comment on two classmates post.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Blog #8 Due: Monday 3/16/15


Describe, in detail, the setting of your book. Where and when does the story take place?  How do you know? 

If the story took place somewhere else or in a different time, how would the plot change?

Make sure you include book title, author and current page number. Do not forget to comment on two classmates post.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Blog #7 Due: Monday 3/9/15



For this post, I want you to write a journal entry like you are the main character in your book (if your book has 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 23, 2015

Blog #6 Due: Monday 3/2/15



If you were the author of your book what would you change? Why would you make this change? Make sure to be specific and give 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.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Blog #5 Due: Monday 2/23/15

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, February 9, 2015

Blog #4 Due: Tuesday 2/17/15



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 explain why you chose that word.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Blog #3 Due: Monday 2/9/15

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. Remember to comment on 2 classmates.

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.