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Blogging Towards Elementary Literacy

Blogging Towards Elementary Literacy

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Published by Dave Kootman

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Published by: Dave Kootman on Jan 22, 2011
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Writing Personal NarrativesThrough Blogging:
through 8
Dave Kootman
Table of Contents
Introduction 2Lesson 1- What is a Blog? 3Lesson 2- Modeled Pre-Writing 5Lesson 3- Modeled Writing 9Lesson 4- Elements of A Personal Narrative 11Lesson 5- Writing the Narrative 12Lesson 6- Time-Order Words 13Lesson 7- The Attention Getter 16Lesson 8- Adding Details 19Lesson 9- Commenting 21Lesson 10- Evaluating Classroom Blogs With A Rubric 23Additional Considerations 24Writing While Away from the Classroom 25Teacher-Student Conferences 27Student Motivation 29Internet Safety and Security 29Frequently Asked Questions 30Definition of Terms 33Appendix A-
 Notes for the Classroom Blogger 
34Appendix B-
Grading Rubric
36Appendix C-
Time-Order Transition Words
38Appendix D-
 Attention Getters
40Appendix E- Tutorials 42Appendix F- Student Samples 43Appendix G- Sample Comments 48
This program is outlined in 8 sequential lessons. Some lessons may be repeated more than oncefor clarity and effect.Suggestions for what the teacher could say during parts of the lessons are given and can be foundinside.Keep in mind that these are simply suggestions as to what a teacher can say and do. They need notbe repeated verbatim.Also, within certain lessons areThese mini-lessons are meant to be quick (less than 8 minutes), but effective review and/orintroduction to key concepts of the larger lessons.To begin, first read or skim through all of the lessons in the program. Get a feel for the finalproject, as well as the scope of the activities.
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