Friday, December 12, 2014

Happy Publishing Friday!

100 Word Challenge: Finishing Touches and Publishing  It's just about time to publish your final 100 Word Challenge story of 2014. Please look over your 100 Word Challenge: 5 Words (Week #15) story carefully. Did you skillfully integrate the five words from this week's prompt? Did you use descriptive words and sensory details? Did you carefully review your spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and grammar? Please make sure your final piece of published writing of this calendar year is good as it can be. 

Next, it's publishing time! Copy your story from your Google Doc and then login to Kidblog. Make a new post. This week you once again get to title your story whatever you find fitting; just make sure you put 100 WC: before your chosen title. Paste your story. Make sure you highlight, color, or bold the five words from this week's prompt, so your readers can locate them easily. 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 your final 100 Word Challenge story of 2014!

"I Am From" Poem: Finishing Touches and Publishing  Now it's time to make sure your "I Am From" Poem is ready to be published. Please read your poem aloud to yourself. How does it sound? Did you carefully select descriptive words that connect with your reader and allow them to visualize your world? Does it flow? Before publishing, make sure you remove the suggestions in parenthesis from the original scaffold. Also, make sure to add your byline at the beginning or end of your poem (e.g., By Matt). 

Next, let's publish your poem! Copy the text of your poem from the Google Doc and then head over to Kidblog. Make a new post and title it "I Am From" Poem. Paste the text of your poem. Make sure that it looks they you want it to. Finally, click "Publish". Congratulations! You have published two pieces of writing in one day! My hope is to have you read your poems aloud to the class next week, so you may want to begin practicing. 

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, the final one of 2014, on Monday, December 15.