Reflection: Grappling with Complexity Blogging about Your Initial Research Interests (aka. Editorial Topic) - Section 3: Guided Practice: Writing Your First Blog Entry


Surprisingly, students find it relatively easy to select a topic -- I think they have been explicitly and implicitly thinking of one since they read the first editorial.  I've found with these older students there is a infectious willingness to have an opinion about a complex topic or issue.  They are really yearning to be adults!

Usually, though, there is at least one student who needs help picking a topic.  I do that, and I say that this is a "draft of a draft of a draft" thesis/claim.  (And indeed it is, as one will see over the course of the remaining lessons for pre-writing before the Editorial is actually submitted.)  Supporting a spirit of "attempt" or "try" will get most kids over the hurdle of putting those characters on the screen ...

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Blogging about Your Initial Research Interests (aka. Editorial Topic)

Unit 4: Writing an Editorial
Lesson 5 of 8

Objective: SWBAT compose their first blog entry for their web-based Research Notebooks.

Big Idea: ... writing for the web is a ubiquitous skill ...

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English / Language Arts, Writing, Writing Process, editorial, blogging, Blogs
  45 minutes
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