Essential Question: Can you sustain a discussion online that deepens your understanding of the text?
Please use the blog to get the conversation started about the first section of your book. If you have read ahead, be sure not to include SPOILERS!
*A brief SUMMARY of the section. (2-4 sentences)
*2 VOCABULARY WORDS- Write the sentence from the book and define the word.
*1 or more CONNECTIONS (explained)
*2 or more QUOTES/ PASSAGES from the section that you found, important, well-written, thought-provoking etc... Type the quote, include the page number, and explain your thinking.
*2 or more DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
*1 CLARIFICATION QUESTION
*Optional: Links to sites/ photos online that can shed light on this section of the novel. For example, the Joe Theismann clip from YouTube for The Blindside would be interesting and informative.
Read through your group members responses, and respond to at least two different discussion questions from two different students. Feel free to comment on group member's quotes, clarification questions, etc...
You may want to write your assignment in OpenOffice and then copy/paste into the comment section so that you can spell check.
*Be both honest & original (try not to repeat the idea of previous posters)
*Follow the particular directions of the assignment (all parts)
*Be clear/ concise ( do not ramble)
*Be grammatically correct (no lower case i's!!!)
*Be on time
A good blog post should not be a waste of your time or your reader's. Try to deepen your understanding of the topic/ story through engaging in meaningful conversation. Your responses should indicate critical and close reading, thoughtful engagement and analysis. It should be clear that the material was throughly read and understood.