Friday, October 17, 2014

Publishing Our Writing and Heading to the World Series

Ishikawa's 9th inning home run sends the Giants to the World Series.

Video of the Day  Happy Friday, Giants fans! Relive last night's heroic moment that propelled the Giants into World Series.

100 Word Challenge: Finishing Touches  Before we publish, take one last moment to carefully review your writing. At the very least, make sure your spelling, capitalization, and punctuation are as good as they can be. The folks at 100 Word Challenge share their simple advice below about what to do before posting.   
100 Word Challenge: Publishing Time  The moment has arrived: It's publishing time! Copy your story from your Google Doc and then login to Kidblog. Make a new post entitled "100 WC: I could not believe the smell" and paste your story into the text box below. Finally, click "Publish".  

Next, copy the web address of your posted story and then head over to 100 Word Challenge. Scroll down and paste the web address into the box that says 'Blog Link'. Enter your first name, 6th Grade, Lakeview Middle School, and for location: Watsonville, California, U.S.A. Finally, click 'Submit'. Congratulations! You have published another story. I can't wait to hear about the feedback you receive.  

Commenting on Blog Posts  Today I'm going to encourage you to comment on at least one blog post by another student. Remember your comments should be respectful, specific, and helpful. If you liked something about someone's writing, explain what specific aspect of their writing you appreciated. For example: I loved your use of descriptive details! If you have a tip about how a student could improve their writing, make sure to share in a way that is helpful and not hurtful. For example: I really liked your story, but I thought you could have used a few more sensory details. For more suggestions on how to be a great blog post commenter check out the video below.  

On your Kidblog class blog, under the section 'Blogroll' you can find links to other classes you may consider visiting, including a few from other parts of the country and world. When commenting on a blog post outside of Lakeview, make sure you identify who you are (first names only) and where you come from: Watsonville, California, U.S.A.  Make sure you represent yourself, our class, our school, and our country in a respectful and professional manner. Have fun!  

Homework  Make sure you read for 30 minutes at least once over the weekend and make an entry on your Digital Reading LogI will be grading this week's Reading Log on Monday, October 20