Building Language: StanfordGraduate School of EducationThe Understanding Language Instruction focuses on District Engagement providing ELLs with subcommittee has released a opportunities to engage in set of Six Key Principles to discipline specific practices support ELL’s in meeting the which are designed to build rigorous, grade level conceptual understanding academic standards found in and language competence the Common Core in tandem. Standards. Instruction leverages ELL’sBlogging directly supports three home language, cultural of those standards. assets and prior knowledge.Ell.stanford.edu/content/six-key- Standards aligned instruction principals-ell-instruction for ELLs is rigorous, grade-level appropriate and providesJanuary 11, 2013 deliberate and appropriate scaffolds.
Why Blog?Student blogging is not just a shortterm project, it’s become a forumwhere students can share theirideas and write for a real purpose.The beauty of blogging is therevision process becomesseamlessly part of writing. Onceyou push submit, there is aninstantaneous audience. Thatrealization that you will be read,and that your words mattercreate a sense of urgency andneed to clarify and justify theposts.
Standards for the Lesson NETS for Students 2. Communications and Collaboration Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and Contribute to the learning of others. a. Interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media
NETS Standards for Lesson 5. Digital Citizenship Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior. Students: a. Advocate safe. Legal, and responsible use of information and technology. b. Exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity. c. Demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning. d. Exhibit leadership for digital citizenship.
Writing Standards 7th and 8th Grade CCSS Writing Standards 2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization and analysis of relevant content. 4.Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. 5.With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, re-writing, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed.
Writing Standards 7th and 8th Grade CCSS Writing Standards 6.Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and link to and cite sources as well as to interact and collaborate with others, Including linking to and citing sources. 7, Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and generating additional related focused questions for further research and investigation. 8. Gather relevant information form multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.
Lesson Objective By the end of today’s lesson we will: synthesize information from an article using the They Say, I Say, and So strategy to write informative text conveying information about the article.
What is They Say, I Say, andSo?. Question They Say I Say So… Why do People I blog to One reason people blog to inform to blog is to blog? teach people teach people about our people work. things you know.
Your Turn: They Say, I Say,and So?. Question? They Say I Say So… What are the key principals of EL Instruction?
Why Do My Students Blog? Whathave they learned? Using Edmodo to collaborate Working on Kidblog site
Sources Here are some additional sites to view our work: www.writingforchange.net a site where we display student work from the Writing for Change program and the San Diego Area Writing Project www.sandiegokidswrite.com our class blog www.writinginmyhand.org my personal blog where I document the work in our classroom. http://digitalis.nwp.org/resource/4670 Journey to Digital Learning Day, a resource about our blog work and travel to Washington D.C. for the Second Annual Digital Learning Day
Sources That Support TheWork Digital Learning Day Links: https://vimeo.com/58016014 The introduction to the blogging lesson http://www.digitallearningday.org/learn-and- explore/lesson-portals/ A lesson on academic commenting http://www.digitallearningday.org/learn-and- explore/exemplary-models/ Exemplary Models Cajon Valley Union School District, Cajon Valley Middle School
Sources That Support TheWork Sites to Use With Your Students To Start Blogging/Interacting with your students www.edmodo.com www.kidblog.org www.edublog.com www.voki.com
Sources That Support TheWork Sites Used as Inspiration for this lesson/unit http://langwitches.org/blog/2008/12/25/blogging-lesson-plan-commenting/ http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/how-to-write-a-blog-comment.aspx http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/better-blog-writing.shtml http://moblogsmoproblems.blogspot.com/2009/05/how-to-write-great- blogcomments. http://biancasblog.global2.vic.edu.au/2011/08/26/etiquette/ http://www.readwritethink.org/professional-development/strategyguides/ teaching-with-blogs-30108.html http://www.notesfrommcteach.com/2010/09/learning-to-blog-usingpaper.