Reading Revolution Blogs

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This presentation is for the K12 Online Conference 2008. This is my segment on using blogs as tools for literature response to encourage reading.

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  • thanks for posting this publically on slideshare. We had our PCTELA conference this weekend and I am hoping others share their great tech ideas on here too. Some outstanding things are happening with web 2.0!
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Reading Revolution Blogs

  1. 1. Reading Revolution: New Texts and New Technologies Using Blogs to Encourage Reading
  2. 2. What is a blog? <ul><li>A blog (a contraction of the term &quot; Web log &quot;) is a Web site , usually maintained by an individual [1] , with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order. &quot;Blog&quot; can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog . </li></ul>Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog on October 5, 2008
  3. 3. Format of a Blog
  4. 5. Why use blogging in Language Arts classroom?
  5. 6. Examples of Blog Posts <ul><li>Elementary—What was your favorite part of the book Swimmy by Leo Lionni? Why? </li></ul><ul><li>Middle School—Describe the setting of Hatchet . Why was the setting important? </li></ul><ul><li>High School—How did Knowles use friendship and loyalty as themes in A Separate Peace ? What other themes did you observe? </li></ul>

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