Notes From McTeach: Learning to Blog Using Paper. That's right...you heard me!
And it's one of my favorite activities all year long. Paper Blogs. I use them to introduce my seventh graders to the idea of blogging and, more importantly, commenting. Let me just be clear right from the beginning. This was not my original idea! We also had to decorate our new blogs so they might reflect our own personality. I didn't require that their paper blogs actually look like blogs (we use Google Sites, in case you were wondering), but several of my students chose to be tech-creative. Of course, I'm getting ahead of myself a bit. After we were done writing and decorating our blogs in our blogging workshop, it was time to read some blogs. As you probably know, teachers are just great big kids at heart.
Before I continue with my take on the lesson, let me share with you the original lesson developed by Leonard Low and shared with us at our workshop: The McTeach Version Step One Thank you. Step Two Step Three The next day we start creating! "Yes! "Yes! Into the Book: Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies. Stuff to Keep - Blogs and Google ISTE Presos. Young Adult Literature. Feature - Young Adult Books. Books written with young adults in mind confront issues that are of great importance to teens and their families.
Coming of age, dating, fitting in, friendships, sex, drugs, self esteem, school, and relationships with parents and siblings are frequently addressed in young adult fiction. More than entertainment, these books can be a powerful learning and coping tool when a young reader connects with characters and what they are going through.
The following sites provide more information about the best young adult reads. TeenReads Offers extensive book, author and general information for teen readers in a snappy newsletter format. New books like "Stone Garden" by Molly Moynahan and "The Distance from Normandy" by Jonathan Hull are reviewed.Amazon.com - Teen Books Page Lists and discusses some of the hottest new books for teens, including "Eragon" by Christopher Paolini.Reading Rants: Out of the Ordinary Teen Book Lists Presents books with a twist, not your average best sellers. About.com: YALSA's Book Awards and Booklists.
Looking for great teen books?
Look no further than YALSA's Book Awards and Selected Booklists. While these books have been selected for teens from 12 to 18 years of age, the award-winning titles and the titles on YALSA's selected lists span a broad range of reading and maturity levels. We encourage adults to take an active role in helping individual teens choose those books that are the best fit for them and their families. Book Awards Learn more about the Alex Awards, Edwards Award, Morris Award, Odyssey Award, Nonfiction Award, and Printz Award and read speeches from winners Selected Book & Media Lists Learn more about YALSA's Book and Media Lists, including Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults, Best Fiction for Young Adults, Fabulous Films for Young Adults, Great Graphic Novels for Teens, Outstanding Books for the College Bound, Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, Readers' Choice, and the Teens' Top Ten. Teen Book Finder App Best of the Best.
Friday's Five - Young Adult Books.