Involving Parents in the Classroom #1

One of my goals as a teacher this year is to improve my communication with parents and involve them more in the classroom.  Yes, I’ve been sending class newsletters, calling, emailing and meeting with parents more . . . but somehow there still seems to be a disconnect between a child’s day in high school… Continue reading Involving Parents in the Classroom #1

Move with a Movie Review . . . GG Style

With all the spirit of the Academy Awards upon us, this week’s blog assignment will be for the students to write a movie review.  Move Us With a Movie Review   Here is what you need to include in your blog post: Paragraph 1 Include the following: name of the film, stars of the film,… Continue reading Move with a Movie Review . . . GG Style

Bringing Blogging to the Classroom #4

This is what I shared with my students before they wrote their first comments to each other’s posts: Follow these simple rules when writing comments on your peers’ pages!!!!     Rule #1 — Determine Your Reason for Commenting Are you trying to get the writer’s attention? Do you appreciate the writer’s work and want to… Continue reading Bringing Blogging to the Classroom #4

Bringing Blogging to the Classroom #3

Today, students are typing their first posts!  All is quiet as they anxiously type, edit, and insert away!!! Here is the initial worksheet I used to aid in their set-up.    Getting Started with Your Blog! ☺ Go to www.edublogs.org .  Click the box labeled “Sign up here” Create a Blog Domain – this will… Continue reading Bringing Blogging to the Classroom #3

Bringing Blogging to the Classrooms

11/1/2013 Note:  Below describes the first year I brought blogging to the classroom.  Some activities remain; some have since changed: Last week, my students signed up for their blogs!  They are excited to write their first post later this week. Here is the deets on this new blogging project we’ve embarked upon ~ WHO:        3… Continue reading Bringing Blogging to the Classrooms

Bringing Blogging to The Classroom #1

As I embark on a new semester, I’m planning a unit in which my reading students create and utilize their own blogs.  I’m hoping this facilitates motivation and fluidity with students’ reading and writing skills.  The blogs will provide a place for students to publish their work and feel a sense of an audience other than me.  I’m… Continue reading Bringing Blogging to The Classroom #1