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  1. 1. Blog Project<br />A Thousand Splendid Suns<br />
  2. 2. Spring Break Blog Project<br />Over the break, you will be reading A Thousand Splendid Suns by KhaledHosseini. I will be posting three discussion topics to my blog. <br />You will pick two of the three topics to which you will respond using the TEAR paragraph format.<br />You will write a total of two TEARs. <br />
  3. 3. Reasoning for Blog<br />This project will help to prepare you for your timed-writing assignment upon your return from Spring Break. <br />Incorporating this technology is imperative, as you will be expected to collaborate and present information electronically in the real world.<br />The idea is… English and technology will help you in college AND in the workplace. <br />
  4. 4. Assignment One<br />First, you must create your blog by completing the following steps. <br /> To complete this assignment, follow these steps.<br /> 1.Go to my website:<br />(you can also find the link on my Elsik AP English IV class page). <br /> 2.You may want to become a follower of my blog to make movement between blogs easier for you. <br /> 3.Look at my blog archives, and follow the directions to the assignments. <br />You will receive an “other” grade for creating your blog, and posting the link to Assignment #1. <br />
  5. 5. Assignment Two<br />You will be expected to respond to two of the three topics on your own blog, and post comments to two other student’s blogs by Tuesday, March 20, 2012.<br />This will be a minor grade. <br />You must complete this step before moving on to step three. <br />
  6. 6. *Blog Helpful Hints*<br />As we work throughout the week, we may encounter kinks we have not worked out yet. If you run into a problem, email me, or post a comment to my blog, and I will do my best to address the issue. <br />Issue # 1: Enabling your blog to accept comments- <br /> A). Click on Settings, then the Comments tab, then change "Comment Form Placement" to "Full Page." <br />B). Click on "Save Settings" at the bottom of the page, and double check your Blog to make sure people can now add comments. <br />
  7. 7. Assignment Two Example Post<br />Assignment #2 <br />R. Student<br />5th period<br />Insert Topic choice #1 here.<br /> Insert TAG it + tone word, and thematic statement of the TEAR paragraph. Continue discussion with evidence and analysis here. <br />
  8. 8. Assignment Three<br />Choose one blog from two different students from assignment #2. Take a look at the Blog Entry Rubric on my class webpage, and decide what score you think the response should receive. You will comment on these two blogs with the following:<br /> A. Your initials and your period number.<br /> B. The score they should receive.<br /> C. One strength and one weakness that should be addressed.<br />You will then post a comment to the assignment two blog with your first initial, last name, and your period number. You will post the links to both comments you made.<br /> Your 2 posts will be a minor grade. <br />
  9. 9. Assignments<br />Due Dates <br />The Dialectial Journal (10 entries) and Theme Chart (5 entries) will be due on Tuesday, March 20, 2012.<br />Blog assignments 1, 2, and 3 will be due by Tuesday afternoon. I will LOCK the comments section on Tuesday, March 20, at 3 pm. <br />Happy blogging! <br />
  10. 10. Grade Recap<br />Dialectical Journal & Theme Chart (Other Grade)<br />Blog Assignment #1 (Other Grade)<br />Blog Assignment #2 (Minor Grade) <br />Blog Assignment #3 (Minor Grade)<br />Timed Writing (Major Grade) <br />