Once again, I’ve been working with students to review books and post those reviews into Destiny. This year 3rd and 4th grades are working on this. When students post the review in Destiny, I also upload it to a student blog. My next step is to teach students how to upload the reviews to the blog themselves. I also want to get students active in reading the blog and commenting on the reviews. This has already grown by leaps and bounds from last year, and I can’t wait to see how this student blog takes off this year.
This is a wonderful idea! I would like to do the same with my students. I am the librarian for a K-8 school and would love to see my students actively engaged in reading and writing reviews.
Thanks so much Nancy. I may present book blogging at the Children’s Literature Conference in Athens, GA in March. I started this last year. This year it grew into 3rd and 4th grades. However, I’m still not seeing the level of interaction I would like to see where students comment about the posts. It’s growing, and I hope to make that my next step.