Intro Ideas

Need an idea to start blogging?

Note: Remember to draft your writing on our wiki  or in Google Docs  or OWN where you can obtain feedback and collaborate with peers. Remember to edit your writing for capitals, spelling, paragraphing, and punctuation.

Remember: Always be overly kind and positive when commenting or sharing your opinion.


Ideas

Part of our writing class includes current events reading so we “learn stuff.” What have we read in writing class? What did you research? What is your opinion? What is important to share? What do you want to know from your readers about this topic?

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Read other people’s blogs for ideas and to develop new ideas on your own.  Use your OWN Online Writing Notebook  or your journal to write your ideas so you don’t lose those special ideas you considered.  This link Writing Prompts and Ideas (OWN) includes blogs for you to read. Just scroll down on the page to groups of blogs by classes and students around the world. Find an interesting blog with at least one sentence that captures your interests.


Writing Organization

When responding to another blog or as a comment, remember to:

Responding to a Quote Guidelines:

Title: Ask a question; Use Alliteration; “Like a ______”

Paragraph 1: Grab the reader’s attention with a question or fact.   Write the quote within quotation marks.  Write what the quote means in your own words.

Paragraph 2: Give an example of what the quote means to you by explaining an experience you (or someone you know or heard about) has had.

Paragraph 3: Tell how your experience connects to the quote.  End with a question to the reader or author.

Source: (Blue Write Source, pages 274-276)


Comment

While you read the blogs of others, find one  to which you especially connect.  What part especially did you like or connect to?

Paragraph 1: Grab the reader’s attention with a question or fact related to the quote.  Next write  the quote in “”.  Write what the quote means in your own words.

Paragraph 2: Give an example of what the quote means to you by explaining an experience you or someone you know or have heard about has had.

Paragraph 3: Tell how your experience connects to the quote.  End with a question back to the blogger.

Source: (Blue Write Source, pages 274-276)


Other Resources:

Wiki Directions and Templates:

Respond to a Quote

Blog Quote and/or Comment Template

Ideas:

Writing Prompts and Ideas (OWN)

Writing Prompts

MOTT

Blog Q’s


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