Blog Project 2<br /><ul><li>ActivityAdvanced –100 ptsProficient –85 ptsPartially Proficient – 70 ptsNot Proficient –60 ptsPart II Access three websitesWorld http://www.afrigadget.com/http://strength.org/blog/http://www.wfp.org/Living Greenhttp://www.smartcitymemphis.com/2010/08/multifamily-living-green-living/http://livinggreen.sbdttp.com/2010/08/10/going-green-going-back-to-school/http://www.greenlivingguide.org/green-living-channelComment about the articles or videos you chose. You can begin with This is interesting because…This is important because…This shows….Include your thoughts on the ideas in the articlePresent solutions to a problem posed by the blogs you readThree blogs accessedCommentary for each blogPresents realistic solutions to a problem posed by the blogs Two blogs accessedCommentary for each blogPresents ideas but solutions are not realisticTwo blogs accessedSome commentaryNo solutions presentedTwo blogs accessedCommentary lacks clear ideasNo solutions presentedActivityAdvanced –100 ptsProficient –85 ptsPartially Proficient – 70 ptsNot Proficient –60 ptsPart III Go to three other student blogs and post a comment.Comment is well thought out and shows depth of understanding of the student blog and the comment is appropriate to the topic.Followed blogging guidelinesComment is appropriate for the student blog and shows understanding of the ideas.Followed blogging guidelinesComment is appropriate to the student blog but not well developed.Followed blogging guidelinesComment is somewhat appropriate to the student blog.Followed blogging guidelines</li></ul>ELA 8 Standards: 2.0 Reading Comprehension (Focus on Informational Materials) Students read and understand grade-level-appropriate material. They describe and connect the essential ideas, arguments, and perspectives of the text by using their knowledge of text structure, organization, and purpose. The selections in Recommended Literature, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve illustrate the quality and complexity of the materials to be read by students. In addition, students read one million words annually on their own, including a good representation of narrative and expository text (e.g., classic and contemporary literature, magazines, newspapers, online information).<br />Comprehension and Analysis of Grade-Level-Appropriate Text 2.3 Find similarities and differences between texts in the treatment, scope, or organization of ideas.<br />2.6 Use information from a variety of consumer, workplace, and public documents to explain a situation or decision and to solve a problem.<br />1.0 Writing Strategies Research and Technology 1.4 Plan and conduct multiple-step information searches by using computer networks and modems. 1.5 Achieve an effective balance between researched information and original ideas.<br />2.3 Write research reports: a. Define a thesis. b. Record important ideas, concepts, and direct quotations from significant information sources and paraphrase and summarize all perspectives on the topic, as appropriate. c. Use a variety of primary and secondary sources and distinguish the nature and value of each.<br />1.0 Written and Oral English Language Conventions Students write and speak with a command of standard English conventions appropriate to this grade level.<br />
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