I have to start the session off with a great surprise for you all! Our class blog (BlogWrite) has already recieved several wonderful comments! Mrs. Davis from Georgia State University who started our blogging projects at JHH along with Wilfred Rubens from the Netherlands and Iris from Brazil commented on our blog! Let's read them!
Now, today is the day all of you officially become bloggers! Although you have had lots of practicing commenting to blogs over the last year, today you will see your very own blog that you named and picked a design for last week.
Before we begin your first attempt at blogging, we need to take a few minutes to do something VERY important! We need to proofread our work. Begin proofreading your own work by reading your introduction outloud to yourself in a soft voice. This will help you make sure that everything makes sense. Make changes and corrections as you need. After you proofread your own work, I would like for you to swap papers with one of your classmates. This peer-editing process will help make your writing piece clean as a whistle!
Now that your writing is ready to be published to the world, let's blog! Enter typepad and type your username and password. Then choose your weblog and click new post and begin typing your work. You are now blogging! Can you believe it? Are you excited?
Once you have finished your first post, I would like for you to search some of the Current Events Rescources and find an interesting article. After I check and approve the article, print it out to take home. For homework, I would like for you write about the topic you chose. Remember our process we discussed last week when composing your post:
- Pick a topic that is relevant and interesting to you. Read more about it. Also re-read to clarify your knowledge. Use books, interenet, TV, and other resources to extend your learning.
- End your post with a thought-provoking question that will encourage others to comment.
- Proofread your work!
And the blogging begins!