Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Week 16/Winter Break Reading Blog

Hi all,

Please post your blogs for your reading the last week before break and/or what you read over break.  I know that many of you will read more than one book during this time so please consider posting about all or several books you've read.

Have a great Break!

Max and Kam

Monday, December 16, 2013

Friday, December 13, 2013

Slice of Life (SOL) Tuesday December 17

Post your link to the Slice of Life post on your blog.

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Week 15 Reading Blog Due Dec 17

Link up to your blogs talking about your books.  Please include a 2-5 books you plan to read next or over winter break.

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

PG-12 Limericks Due Friday 13th by 11:30

Post your Limericks in the comments.  Keep 'em clean(ish) and appropriate!  :)

1.  Any Limerick
2.  Limerick about/related to Winter Break
3.  Limerick starting along the lines of "There once was a ______ from Logan"


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Occasional Poems

Here is where thou shalt post thee poem of occasional-ness.

Remember: Your poem must be at least 10 lines long.

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Friday, December 6, 2013

Week 14 Book Posts - Due Dec 10th Midnight!

Post your blogs in the comments below.  Hope you have a great weekend and Holiday Walk!

Max and Kam

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Object Poems

Post your object poem here.

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Due Friday, December 6 @ 8:30am 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Irish Curse Poems - Due Wednesday 8:30 AM

Post your Curse Poems here.  Please keep it PG-ish and appropriate for school. :)

May your enemies blister their lips kissing the Blarney Stone!


Sunday, November 24, 2013

Book Group Blog Week 13

Post your thoughts on the book you completed for the book group.

Do your best to make a hyperlink.

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Happy Turkey Day!


Thursday, November 21, 2013

Free Verse Poems!

Please post the link to your free verse poem, by 8:30 tomorrow, in the comments.

This weekend, please spend some time perusing the links and comment of at least five poems.

Max and Kam

p.s.  To post your blog comment as a hyperlink copy the line below for your comment.

<a href="url">text</a>

"url" is the website you're linking to so cut and paste it in here (that'd be your blog post website)
"text" is the text that will show up with the link attached (like "Max's free verse"

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Week 12 Reading Blog - Book Talk Books Post #1 Due November 19th


Hi all,

Keep up the good work reading and posting.

Any thoughts on what we should do to make this blogging and our reading community better without it feeling like a lot more work?

Or perhaps, what types of posts would be more helpful?

Does anyone want to start a mini book group (perhaps without a teacher leading it) where you read a book or genre of books for a couple of weeks and perhaps use the blog one of the ways to discuss it?

Just looking for some new ideas.  We'll also talk in class about it.

Reply to the "Ideas" comment I leave below and then also so a separate comment for your blog about your Book Talk book.


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Week 11 Reading Blog

Post your links for your reading blogs in the comments section; due November 12 by Midnight.  I hope you have wonderful long weekends and great conferences.


Sunday, November 3, 2013

Week 10 Reading Blog

Hi all,

Please post your links to your reading by Tuesday November 5th at midnight.

Don't forget our field trip Monday!


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Week 9 Books Due Oct 29th - Happy Halloween!

Please post your link in the comments!  Trick or Treat safely and remember to bring dark chocolate to your teachers!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Week 8 Blog Due October 22 - Document links to be attached

Please link up and post your blogs in the comments below.  Also, if you read a book on the recommendation of someone or because you heard about it in a book talk, please give credit to the person who turned you onto the book.



Links to follow once Kam and I get documents created for next week

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Week 7 Book Due Oct 15th - Document links attached

Hi all,

Post your book for last week in the comments below.

Here are Links to Week 7 Documents
Week 7 Agenda
Week 7 Schedule
Reading/Writing Record - Due Monday 10-21

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Week 6 Book Due Oct 8th

Great Trip Everyone!  Post the link to your blog about one of the books you read the past couple of weeks.  If you read multiple books, you may post about more than one.  Please make sure to include:

A short review

Looking forward to reading them.

Enjoy these group shots from the trip!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Week 5 Docs Sept 23rd

Hi all,
Below are the documents for this week, including the writing/editing handouts from Tuesday's Writer's Workshop.

Week 5 Agenda
Weekly Schedule
Editing Notes
Writing Notes/Requirements

Also, please comment with a link to your online infographic if that is what your assignment is from last week.  If we could have people comment on the inforgraphics in the comments sections, that would be great!

Cheers and we have a great trip coming up next week!


Friday, September 20, 2013

Week 4 Reading Blogs Due Tuesday 9-24

Post the link to your blog in the comments

In your blog include:
Name of the Book and Author
Type of book
Overall Review of the book 
Your next book

Post at least five comments on your classmate's blogs.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Post Week 3 Book Responses here! DUE 9-17 MIDNIGHT

Hi all,

Please post your book responses for the books you read during Week 3 (Sept 9-11).  BE SURE TO POST THE LINK TO YOUR POST ONLY, NOT THE ENTIRE BLOG.  ASK FOR HELP IF YOU NEED IT!

-  Title in italics and Author's name.  Most first letters in words of titles of books are capitalized
-  Genre, pages, reading level (easy-hard)
-  Give a brief synopsis of the book
-  Give your response to the book (did you like it or not and WHY?)
-  Next book on your list
-  Comment on five classmate's blogs

Happy Reading!

Max Maclay

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Weeks 2 and 3 Documents

Hi all,

Here is a link to documents (Agendas, worksheets, etc), on Google.docs, for weeks 2 and 3.  Let me know if this works out for you or if you have a better idea.


From my initial check, it looks like formatting might get a little messy, especially for the agenda, but it should be good enough.


Monday, September 2, 2013

Week 2 Book Responses - Post by Mon Sept 9th 8:25 AM

Hello all,

Great start and comments on our first blogging/reading community attempt.

For this week:
1.  Read a book!
2.  Post the link to your blog in the comments section below this post.  Click on the title of your blog post and then copy and paste that link, not just the general link to your overall blog. Ask Max or Kam if you're unsure what this means.
3.  In your blog post, include: book title and author you read and a solid paragraph reviewing the book,  Please include the genre, relative ease of reading, and what type of reader you think would enjoy the book most.  Also include a little about the plot without giving too much away.  Relating it to books you've already read is a great way for others to get a "feel" for a book and if it would be good for them to read.  ALSO - Include your To Be Read List (TBR) and what you plan to read next week (September 9-13) on the same post.
4.  Preview your blog!  Read it aloud and look for errors and fix them before you post (and after if that's what you catch them).
5.  Read your classmate's blogs as they get posted and leave at least five comments on their blogs by next Wednesday (9-11).  Do not leave comments for them on this blog, unless you can't leave comments for some reason on their blog.
6.  Feel free to play with your own blog format.  See what other's have done and find out how they did it.  Try to include an image of the book.  Please do not post copyrighted pictures on your blog!  An image of the book is almost always okay, but using pictures from the net that others have taken and not put in the public domain are not.  We will talk about this in class more.

Cheers and happy reading and blogging!

Max and Kam

Friday, August 30, 2013

Introductions and Top Picks August 30, 2013

Post your introductions and top three books, including the website for your blog post in the comments.  Happy Blogging everyone!