March 31st – Olivia’s Post

31 03 2010

It’s a fact, we will all kick the bucket someday. Which means we all need to make the most of life.

So, in your opinion what does making the most of life mean?

What are the top 5 to 10 things on your bucket list? Be sure to explain why for each one.

February 17th – Cassie

17 02 2010

As we all know Canada won its first Olympic gold medal on Canadian soil on Monday.

Watch the coverage and write about what this moment in history meant for you.

Questions to consider:
* Why is it important that we won our first gold on home soil?

* What did it mean to you?

* Imagine how Alex felt or what it would feel like if you were in Alex’s shoes.

Post must be online by midnight Monday February 22nd.

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!