What is a blog? Blog stands for “Web Log” It is an online journal, memoir, or communication tool Good blogs are focused on one major topic with occasional sub topics.
Why blog? To share our writing and thoughts in an online environment. To practice critiquing skills and academic writing online To, at some point, connect with a wider audience of readers and share our writing with the world.
Our blog http://kidblog.org/westermannswonderfuls Each student has a log-in and password You will write based on books you have read and follow Ms. Westermann’s assignments You will practice outstanding academic writing skills and critiques when commenting and follow directions!!
Rules for Blogging Safety and Privacy First No Last Names! In your posts or your comments. We are first names only. Do not share your username or password with another person. Use proper academic (school) language, not the language of texting or IM’ing Do not comment unless you are told to do so by your teacher or me.
Good Blog Examples http://www.mrsripp.blogspot.com/ http://recipes4boys.blogspot.com/ http://blogs.scholastic.com/kidspress/
Nuts and Bolts Head to our site: kidblog.org/westermannswonderfuls Username (given to you by me) Password (given to you by me) Visit the pages Write a New Post Formatting is like a Word document