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Weekly Writer’s Blogs: Building a Reflective Community of Support

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Weekly Writer’s Blogs: Building a Reflective Community of Support

Grades 9 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Recurring Lesson
Estimated Time Three 50-minute sessions and 15-20 minutes weekly
Lesson Author

Traci Gardner

Traci Gardner

Blacksburg, Virginia

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

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Strategy Guides

Professional Library

 

LESSON PLANS

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Recurring Lesson

Creating an Online Community Through Electronic Portfolios

Students publish their work in an electronic portfolio, which enables them to respond to each other’s content online.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Blogtopia: Blogging about Your Own Utopia

Students work together to create their own utopias, using blogs as the primary source of publication.

 

Grades   7 – 9  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

Finding Solutions to Food Waste: Persuasion in a Digital World

Using various reading strategies and resources, students explore the issue of food waste. They also create persuasive arguments and blog posts examining this topic.

 

Grades   5 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

What Would Ben, Tom, and George Think? Blogging about the American Revolution

After researching famous people of the American Revolution, students take on the identities of these Patriots and Loyalists. Students then participate in a blog, writing responses about events leading up to and during the American Revolutionary War.

 

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STRATEGY GUIDES

Grades   6 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Teaching With Blogs

This Strategy Guide describes the processes involved in composing blogs in the classroom, the process of writing regular posts, or entries, that are published online.

 

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PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY

Grades   11 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Writing at the Threshold: Featuring 56 Ways to Prepare High School and College Students to Think and Write at the College Level

This book offers both an eloquent philosophy of composition instruction and a useful set of classroom-tested teaching ideas distilled from the author’s 28 years of teaching writing.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Designing Writing Assignments

Traci Gardner offers practical tips, starting points, and a companion website to help secondary and college teachers design effective writing assignments.

 

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