EDTEC 700: Blogging in the Classroom

Saturday, September 25, 2004

Carolina's Lesson idea

Carolina’s Lesson Plan

2nd Grade Writing Through Blogging

Standards-
2.2 Write a friendly letter complete with the date, salutation, body, closing, and signature.

Objectives-
To use weblogging as an instructional tool to teach a shared writing lesson on friendly letters

Introduction-
Introduce to the class our classroom weblog. Explain to the students that together we will be writing to another class from around the world and posting it to this page. We will be using the internet for this project. We will be discussing some of our similarities and differences between the classes. Later in the year we will be sharing our ideas on our favorite books and discussing what we are learning in Science and Social Studies.

Modeling-
The teacher will model the use of the weblog with the whole class, either in the computer lab or in the classroom setting.

Guided Practice-
Review a previously written friendly letter and point out the important parts of a friendly letter. Discuss the parts of a sentence and what a sentence needs to be complete. On the big screen TV write a sample letter to a friend with the help of the class.

Activity-
In table groups invite students to come up with one question and one sentence to share for the letter. The student will brainstorm ideas together. Then the teacher will type it into the computer as the students are observing on the big screen TV.

Closing- As a class check the letter for correct punctuation, spelling and grammar.

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