Book Club Blog Posts

We’re going to merge our blogs and book clubs!  Your mission is to record the open-ended questions that you and your fellow book club members create and discuss in your meetings.  Record each question, then each of you will summarize the discussion generated by the question.  You should make every effort to contribute to the conversation.  Don’t say, “Yeah, I agree,” and then move on.  If you agree, say why and use cited textual evidence to support your opinion. There should be two questions per club member present at the meeting. Today’s post – record your sticky note tracking from your latest reading.  Make sure that you write a short introduction about what book you’re reading, who’s in your club (first names only), and anything else you want to include.   


If for any reason, you are absent from your meeting, you must write a blog post with your two open-ended questions and your own answers to them.  Explain each answer in detail using cited textual evidence that supports your idea. 

Finally, create a book club category and use it when you post.  Create a tag with the name of your book, too.

Blogging About Book Clubs

We’re going to create our blogs today.  we’ll create them, choosing our themes, etc.  Then, you’ll create a page.  Pages are different than posts (this is a post).  You should title your page, “About Me.”  In two to three well-written and well-organized paragraphs, tell your audience about yourself.  Follow ERMS Writing Expectations.  

Let’s get started! Follow the directions on the page provided until you get to entering your username and password.    Your username should be your block #firstnamelastinitial.  Create a password that you can easily remember.  Record it somewhere easy to find.

Leave the blog domain the same as your username.  Title your blog to reflect either your personality or the type of blogs you’ll write, but add your block # to the beginning of your title.  Ex. 1 EagleWordsmiths  I need you to do this so I can find your blog when it’s time to grade.  

When it’s time to write posts, keep in mind that anyone can see your posts.  Use your best and most mature judgment in your content as well as comments on your peers’ blog posts. Also, don’t embarrass yourself by including glaring grammatical and usage errors.  Follow ERMS Writing Expectations!