Taking a Leap into Blogging

Grades 5-8 / ELA / Blogging
CCSS: ELA.RL.6.1 ELA.RL.6.3 ELA.W.6.4

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

RL

Reading Standards for Literature 6-€“12

6

6th Grade

1

Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

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Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

RL

Reading Standards for Literature 6-12

6

6th Grade

3

Describe how a particular story'€™s or drama'€™s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.

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Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

W

Writing Standards 6-12

6

6th Grade

4

Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1-€“3 above.)

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Lesson Objective

Engage with literature through blogging

Length

12 min

Questions to Consider

  • How does Maria go about learning to blog and teach blogging?
  • How does this lesson help students make progress towards Common Core standards in both reading and writing?
  • What scaffolding does Maria have in place to ensure student success with blogging?

See Maria’s Laureate page here.

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Common Core Standards
ELA.RL.6.1, ELA.RL.6.3, ELA.W.6.4

Supporting Materials

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  • Taking a Leap into Blogging Transcript

  • Lesson Plan: Blogging with My Students.PDF

  • Worksheet: Twitter Exit Slip.PDF

  • Handouts: Blog Post Requirements.PDF

  • Handouts: Character Blog Assessment Rubric.PDF

  • Handouts: Peer Questions for Blogs.PDF

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Grades 5-8 / ELA / Blogging

Taking a Leap into Blogging