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|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Creating Character Blogs
|Grades||6 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Five or six 45-minute sessions|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Computers with Internet access
- One computer with SMART Board or overhead projector
- Blog Exemplar WebQuest
- Blog Creation Steps
- Character Blog Requirements
- Peer Editing Questions
- Peer Nominations for Excellence
- Character Blog: Assessment Rubric
- Los Angeles Times: Science News
- Times Online (London): Green Central
- Everything, Everywhere
- Cooking With Amy
- Cupcakes Take the Cake
- Reuters Soccer Blog
- CNN Political Ticker
- Allmusic Blog
- A Post from Juliet
|1.||This lesson functions as a culmination for a single work or for a review project for the entire semester, so it is recommended that you complete a book or books with your class ahead of time.
|2.||Photocopy one handout per student for the handouts listed under Printouts in the Resources section.
|3.||Bookmark the Websites listed in the Resources section on your classroom computer or lab computers. If you do not have classroom computers with Internet access, reserve time in your school’s computer lab for all sessions.
|4.||Surf several of the blogs provided on the Blog Exemplar WebQuest to familiarize yourself with the features of a good blog.
|5.||Follow the steps for blog creation provided on the Blog Creation Steps handout and familiarize yourself with Blogger. Be prepared to walk students through these steps for Session 2, Step 2.
|6.||Create a blog to use as a model for Session 2, Step 2. This will allow you to familiarize yourself with the elements of blog creation so you can better address student questions.