Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Here are some video "How To"s to watch. (If one isn't downloading well, go to the next one and return to the original one later.)
Cool Your Pop:
Reduce Tooth Pain
How to Kiss
Choose a Tatoo
TODAY'S ASSIGNMENT: Here is what you need to "Blog" about:
a) Which is you favourite?
c) What tip is the most important?
d) If you were to add a tip to improve the "how to" what would you suggest? (Please add something!)
Not long ago, a student handed in a brilliant "How to" project. It looked like this: http://www.doityourself.com/stry/h2buildadeck. Unfortunatley it was PLAGERIZED from the internet. Use the internet to get ideas or cite sources if you use them as a resource, but this project is meant to come from your own knowledge and experience. Choose something you're good at and have fun!!! (Needless to say the afore mentioned student got a zero and failed the course - plagerism is the worst academic crime possible!)
The internet can be a useful tool. If you have an idea, check out some tips here, if you wish. (If they have it.)
When your blog is done, you are free to research your "how to" topic on google, wikipedia or anywhere else you would like on the internet! Try to narrow down your choice soon! Write everything in your own words! Feel free to download any pictures you might find useful in this project.
Monday, May 11, 2009
You now have some time to work on the 4 different sections of this project. Some ideas for using computer time to your advantage:
A - Character - make sure your Facebook page is full of things that apply to your character and what they did in the novel. Please put your own name somewhere obvious.
B - Book Back - word process this so that grammar and spelling are correct. Use some proof readers. Why not get some pictures or quotes and make it look like a REAL book back?
C - Setting - maybe there are some images or headings that you could print off to make your setting work look even better!
D - Themes - word process your list and your 3 paragraphs to be sure they are edited correctly. Again, USE PROOFREADERS!!!
Use you computer time well to get the best marks possible!
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Sign into Facebook by creating a new identity (one of the characters!). You may need a secondary email account to do this.
Before you get too far into building a character, make a FRIEND REQUEST with "Mean Ol' Featherstone" - that's your teacher. The whole class will be linked to this page. You can 'FRIEND' other classmates, as well, of course.
Fill in the FACEBOOK PAGE as if YOU ARE the character. Include pictures, likes, dislikes, etc...maybe links or lists that apply. Explore the platform, but make everything suitable for that character!
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
First off, read an Autobiography of our class novel's author, Rodman Philbrick. http://teacher.scholastic.com/writewit/bookrev/bio.htm
1) How old was he when he was first published? How long did this take?
2) What do you think makes him a good writer?Next, today's blog asks you to find images that fit our class novel. Use an image search site like google image, choose your key words carefully, and select the best pictures possible.
Find an image that fits each of the following. Put them in today's blog.
C) Little Face
D) The Proov Girl
E) A Monkey Boy
For each, put a heading. Explain why each picture fits the character.