My students who I set up on blogs just before winter break are really having a good time. They've been working on an author study since November, and the blog has been the perfect venue to write their book reviews. They are totally buying into the notion that they are writing for an authentic audience: each other! At parent-teacher conferences this evening, I made a point of bringing a laptop so I could show off the blog to parents. One student pointed out to his parent the ClusterMap. "Look, someone from Maine has been reading our blog!" he said. Which brings me to post a simple request: If you are reading this, would you please visit the main blog page, which is here
, so that we can acquire a few more blips
on the screen? Thank you!