Independent Reading Book Blogging Project

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Book Blogging Project Overview (yellow packet):


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Home Book Planning Pages Packet:



School Book Planning Pages Packet:



Sample Planning Pages and Blog Post for The Hitchhiker's Galaxy

Sample Planning Pages for That Summer


12/3 Class Notes: Feedback/Tips for Planning Pages Packets:

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Creating Your Own Blog (kidblog.org) Directions and Exemplars:


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Direct Quotations Planning Page for Blogging:

Comparative Fiction Book Project Planning Page


Peer Review for Blogging Planning Page:



Scoring Rubrics for Blog Posts (8 total, organized by element of fiction):


Comp Lit BLOG Setting Rubric


Comp Lit BLOG Narrator and POV


Comp Lit BLOG Characterization


Comp Lit BLOG Plot and Conflict Rubric


Comp Lit BLOG Additional Elements Rubric


Comp Lit BLOG Theme Rubric


Comp Lit BLOG Structure Rubric


Comp Lit BLOG Language Use Rubric


Checkpoints for Spring Independent Reading Project

January 2013
01/18 Independent Reading of Class Book
01/25 Independent Reading of Class Book

February 2013
02/01 Independent Reading of Class Book
02/08 Independent Reading of Class Book & Check of “Home Packet”
02/14 Independent Reading of Class Book & Check of “School Packet”
02/22 Independent Reading of Class Book & Check of “Home Packet”

March 2013
03/01 Independent Reading of Class Book & Check of “School Packet”
03/08 Independent Reading of Class Book
03/15 Independent Reading of Class Book
03/22 Completion of “Home Packet” is due
03/28 Independent Reading of Class Book - *Class books go home for the
remainder of the project

April 2013
04/10 Completion of “School Packet” is due
04/19 1st Planning Page is due / Lesson on Making Meaningful Claims in class
04/22 Rough Draft of Blog 1 is due / Typing of Blog 1 in class
04/23 Blog 1 is due to be posted on **www.kidblog.org** (any time of day)
04/26 2nd Planning Page is due / Lesson on Conclusion Writing in class
04/29 Rough Draft of Blog 2 is due / Typing of Blog 2 in class
04/30 Blog 2 is due to be posted on **www.kidblog.org** (any time of day)

May 2013
05/03 3rd Planning Page is due
05/07 Blog 3 is due to be posted on **www.kidblog.org** (any time of day)
05/09 4th Planning Page is due
05/13 Blog 4 is due to be posted on **www.kidblog.org** (any time of day)


Please refer to our Links page for websites that may help you to select a "just right" book!


Elements of Fiction/Writer's Craft


January 2013
01/18 Independent Reading of Class Book
01/25 Independent Reading of Class Book
February 2013
02/01 Independent Reading of Class Book
02/08 Independent Reading of Class Book & Check of “Home Packet”
02/14 Independent Reading of Class Book & Check of “School Packet”
02/22 Independent Reading of Class Book & Check of “Home Packet”
March 2013
03/01 Independent Reading of Class Book & Check of “School Packet”
03/08 Independent Reading of Class Book
03/15 Independent Reading of Class Book
03/22 Completion of “Home Packet” is due
03/28 Independent Reading of Class Book - *Class books go home for the
remainder of the project
April 2013
04/10 Completion of “School Packet” is due
04/19 1st Planning Page is due / Lesson on Making Meaningful Claims in class
04/22 Rough Draft of Blog 1 is due / Typing of Blog 1 in class
04/23 Blog 1 is due to be posted on **www.kidblog.org** (any time of day)
04/26 2nd Planning Page is due / Lesson on Conclusion Writing in class
04/29 Rough Draft of Blog 2 is due / Typing of Blog 2 in class
04/30 Blog 2 is due to be posted on **www.kidblog.org** (any time of day)
May 2013
05/03 3rd Planning Page is due
05/07 Blog 3 is due to be posted on **www.kidblog.org** (any time of day)
05/09 4th Planning Page is due
05/13 Blog 4 is due to be posted on **www.kidblog.org** (any time of day)