January 6th

6 01 2010

Watch the attached “Did You Know?” video and try your best to answer it’s concluding question: So what does it all mean?

There are a lot of unique statistics strung together to tell an interesting story in this video. Do not worry if you don’t quite understand what every statistic means. Focus on what message you believe the video creators are trying to send. What will be the impact on your future, given all the information you have just viewed?

If commenting on the video as a whole feels like too much to take on, choose just a segment of the video to focus on.

Remember, two to three paragraphs is the expectation. Try and think of a creative way to hook your audience and finish with a bang. Your post must be online by midnight January 11th.

Next week’s post topic will be decided by Tristan.

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!