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Creating Character Blogs
|Grades||6 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Five or six 45-minute sessions|
In this lesson, students view examples of appealing blogs, learn the basic elements of blog creation, and then create a blog from the perspective of a fictional character. Students demonstrate understanding of the text by including images, quotations, links, and commentary on their blogs. Students then help one another develop their blogs by acting as editors during the creation stage and reviewing one another's blogs upon completion.
- Character Blog Requirements: This handout explains the requirements for creating character blogs. You can use these with your students or adapt them however you see fit.
- Peer Editing Questions: Students can help one another strengthen their blogs by answering the questions for their partner’s blog listed on this handout.
Leu, D.J., Jr., Kinzer, C.K., Coiro, J., & Cammack, D.W. (2004). Toward a theory of new literacies emerging from the Internet and other information and communication technologies. In R.B. Ruddell, & N. Unrau (Eds.), Theoretical models and processes of reading (5th ed., pp. 1570–1613). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.
The integration of new media literacies into traditional curricula is increasingly important. Teachers must adapt to these new requirements in order to help guide students successfully into their postgraduation lives.