April 21st

21 04 2010

Watch the 2 YouTube videos below. I imagine that Lost Generation is quite famous by now as I’ve personally received it as a forward 3 or 4 times. The End of Publishing as We Know It, I just came across in a blog I follow this week and I assume it is a spin-off of the original, but I could be wrong.

Two options for you to consider for your blog topic:

1. What do you think of the message both of these people are trying to share with the world? Do you fit into the descriptions of a generation that they are creating? Do you think their first description of your generation is truly how others see you? Do you agree with what they have to say?

2. Try and write your own “rewind rant” – it does not have to be on a similar topic but the idea would be that your reader is given one message when it’s read through the first time and then by reading the lines in reverse the second time they get the exact opposite message. Every time I watch these videos I am amazed by the skill it must have taken to compose them and I am confident that you have those same skills!

February 3rd – Andie

3 02 2010

Describe your perfect imaginary friend. Be sure to include reasons for your choices.

Try to include a link to another website in your post and/or an image.

Posts must be online by midnight February 8th.

February 3rd – Alex G

3 02 2010

At some point, everybody dreams that they could win a million dollars, so imagine if you won 40 million by playing the lottery. What would you do with the money?

Would you give it to charities or spend it all on yourself? If you did, what you buy and why?

In addition, you can write about the sensation you would feel if you actually won 40 million dollars. Be creative, and go crazy!

Posts must be online by midnight February 8th.

January 13th – Emily

13 01 2010

There are many people on the Earth and because there are so many different people there are also many different perspectives of the world. Take a walk in someone else’s shoes and imagine that you could be anyone else in the entire world for one whole day.

Who would you chose to be and why do you want to be this person?

You can be anyone you want to be, maybe a celebrity, someone who has lots of money, someone with power, whoever you feel like being. Now decide on what you would do for the day. What made you chose this person out of everyone else and how do they see and experience the world differently than you do now? Be creative and choose someone unique.

Posts must be online by midnight January 18th.

Poverty Reflection Comments

14 10 2009

Who knew that grade 8’s could be so thoughtful? I did of course and perhaps a few others but now you have successfully put proof out into the universe. I have read all of your poverty reflection posts and for your first venture into the world of blogging they were well done.

A few overall comments for you to consider in future posts.

* Just because you are typing your post right into blogger does not mean you can skip the editing stage of writing. Almost all of your posts have typos or missing words that would have been caught by a good editor. Before you hit publish, have someone else read your post and edit.
* Try and focus on one main idea for the entire post and develop it over the course of your 2 to 3 paragraphs.
* Use a combination of re-tell, relate and reflect in each post.

View these posts by your classmates for examples of solid level 3 work. Feel free to model your own writing after any of the strategies your classmates have used.

* Post focused around a clear main idea – Lizzie
* Creative use of supporting details – Alex
* Strong introduction – Emily
* Thoughtful conclusion – Lauren

Keep up the good writing!