Hey gang! I just was feeling thankful that I get to work with so many awesome students and teachers every day – both inside my school building AND beyond it. :) The internet is a wonderful thing, my friends.
As an expression of that feeling, I thought I’d embed my first Glogster presentation featuring the work of LeGrande students who chose to “Go Beyond” the requirements of our ERP video project. They used their Glogster EDU accounts to create online interactive posters that are housing their book videos! You can also find most of these book videos and more at LeGrande’s Schooltube channel, but these are pretty neat. The students used a template that I created as the basis for their work, but they definitely made these projects their own!
Check these out! Maybe you’ll be thankful that we’ve led you to your new favorite book!
Hello out there! Since this is the final post for you to respond to during this ERP session, I thought that I would combine all of our responses into one place. I hope that you have enjoyed the books that you have read over the last nine-ish weeks and that you can use the ERP lists for the rest of the year whenever you’re having that “gosh, what should I read next?” feeling. Feel free to keep checking back here on the blog for nifty book info. I do plan to do a better job this school year of posting every week or so. If you would like to write a guest post for the blog, please feel free to contact me about that. I think it would be really cool to have some student writers share with the world!
And now (drumroll, please!), your prompt!
Was there a book on the ERP list that you really wanted to read but didn’t for this project? If so, what was it? (HINT: You can look at the lists under the “Reading Projects” section at the top of the blog page if you need reminding.)
Happy Halloween, my friends! Sorry that this post has been delayed, but Halloween week tends to be one of the busiest ones of the year for me. Many of you are participating in our annual Thriller dance project and you know that I’ve been spending almost the same amount of time in the gym as I have in the library!
Anyway, let’s get down to business. This week we are going to tackle the topic of genre – a fancy word for “type” or “kind”. Remember, since the ERP focuses on fiction we are really dealing with its sub-genres. Your booklist was divided into five genres: Realistic Fiction, Fantasy Fiction, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction and Mystery Fiction. If you need some help remembering the specifics of these, you can find a quick list by clicking HERE.
And now. your prompt!
Identify the title of one of your ERP books and its genre.
List three examples from your book of details that make you think that your chosen book is an example of that genre.
Do you typically read books in this genre? Why or why not?
Welcome back from Fall Break my friends! I hope you worked in some extra reading time while we weren’t in school. I certainly did! I even took my AR tests on the books that I read while we were off so that I’d have them fresh in my mind when the computer threw those questions at me!
Since we are now in Week #6 of the ERP, you are going to need to discuss TWO of your project books this week. Starting next week I will be providing some extended library hours to assist you with working on your book videos. Remember, you can click on the “Book Videos” page at the top to get inspired!
And now with your prompt:
Compare and contrasttwo characters from two different books that you have read for the ERP. Include the characters’ names and book titles in your response.
Please choose either two main characters or two minor characters for this assignment. And remember that you will need to describe how the characters are alike and how they are different!
Wow! I can’t believe that it’s almost Fall Break! My biggest problem at the moment is trying to decide what I’m going to read during my free time! Anyway, you may have noticed that this is an extra-long “week” for posting. I thought that it was only fair to give you plenty of time to get your assignment done even with the time off. You’re welcome, students!
With a week off, I’m hoping to see A LOT more people getting closer to having at least 2 project books read when we come back. Make sure that you take advantage of checkout day on Friday! You can access this blog, the library catalog, and Glogster from anywhere there is an internet connection, so no excuses! You are welcome to begin writing your video scripts anytime. You absolutely need to have that finished before storyboarding and using the multimedia production software. You can find materials to help you with the video on the “Reading Projects” page at the top of this blog!