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 home language, cultural supportsthreeof those assets and prior knowledge. standards. Standards aligned instructionEll.stanford.edu/content/six-key- for ELLs is rigorous, grade-level principals-ell-instruction appropriate and provides deliberate and appropriateJanuary 11, 2013 scaffolds.
Why Blog?Student blogging is not just a shorttermproject, it’s becomea 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 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. 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.
Lesson Objective By the end of today’s lessonwewill: Compare and contrast the similarities and differences between social and academic comments Write at least 2 academic comments after reading posts from peers.
What is a comment? A section in blog posts (typically immediately following the post entry) where readers provide their reactions to the post. From About.com Simply put, a comment section is where you as the reader get to respond to the writer.
Types of Comments Social comments Social comments are found on spaces like Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites. Social comments are short, lack detail and are usually personal in nature. Academic Comments Comments that are connected to the learning or discussion on the blog or in the classroom.
Social Comment Examples: Here are a few examples of social comments: “I love your blog, it rocks!” You are ridiculous. I LOVE CHOCOLATE!!!! Lol Ha ha! Good job.
Academic Comments In our classroom blog space we are aiming for a more academic tone in our work. Our comments should: Relate to the content of the post Continue the conversation by adding a statement or asking a question Add something to the authors post like a link, connection, idea, reminder or new perspective. Challenge someone’s point of view
Academic Comment Stems This made me think about… I wonder why… I can relate to this… I discovered… I found myself wondering… Another thing to consider… Your post is relevant because
Your turn!! Please log into www.edmodo.com The class code to register is: group code 99ghtj Once you have joined our group, please read student blog entries and write your own academic responses. We have students live in our computer lab waiting to post with you.
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. html 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. html