Cindi Bradshaw
Battle of the Books & Book Recommendations
Tue Jul 9, 2013 20:03

Marcis, thanks for the ideas. I had not thought about having my students branch out and help the younger generation of students with their book blog. It, however, is an awesome idea and it fits so well with our school. We indulge in community service projects for our feeder schools and communities, so having the students contribute to the literacy of the younger students would be a fabulous way for them to 'give back' in yet a different way.

I really like the writing component of the blog as well. I am a big advocate for writing. I feel that writing makes better readers, but getting some students to write is like pulling teeth. The book blog may just be the way to accomplish some good quality writing without them realizing that they are writing especially if they are doing it for the purpose of recommending books to the next generation of students or for Battle of the Books.

Thanks so much for the ideas.

  • Re: Student Contributions - Marcis Cornett, Tue Jul 9 17:08
    Cindi, I think that is a great idea. You could have 4th and 5th graders recommending books to the younger generation then maybe even submit the site to the administrators of "Battle of the Books."... more
    • Battle of the Books & Book Recommendations - Cindi Bradshaw, Tue Jul 9 20:03
      • BOB idea! - lohrmk, Wed Jul 10 15:07
        You guys just gave me an awesome idea. I am one of the Battle of the Books coaches at our school and this year we went through a major rebuilding year for our team. It was very young and nearly... more
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