I can’t wait to use some of these! Wonderful ideas for the end of the year.

Nerdy Book Club

Student blogging is a growing practice within the classroom. With district & parent permission and the right privacy settings in place, this is an excellent format for students to express their ideas to an authentic audience. Blogging incorporates the use of technology and writing, helping to bridge the gap between student interest and classroom assignments. This allows students to make the connection that writing isn’t just the assignments that are given in an English class–writing is what they are doing every time they post a tweet or status update. Improving writing means improving their ability to communicate ideas effectively in all settings.

Whether you’re using student blogs for authentic writing purposes of as a means of formative assessment, the following prompts can be assigned or made available for students to select for more self-directed blogging.

Students should know how to properly review a book before they start blogging. With any…

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