Unlike last week, this week is REALLY flying by for me! (Wahoo!!!) Here it is, Wednesday already. So I'm linking up with Ideas by Jivey for Workshop Wednesday. This is such a great linky party -- I hope you will check it out! (And yes, I am a little jealous that today is her last day of school! :)
This week's topic: How do my students respond to their reading?
I have tried lots of things to have my students respond to their reading. I occasionally have them use Post-its, which is a great way to track their thinking. However, this year I have tried using www.Kidblog.org and having them blog about their reading. (For some reason, involving tech is like the energy drink for student engagement in my room! :)
This worked especially well with our read alouds and I loved that the kids could access it from home to complete their responses! I would simply go on the blog, post a question, and students could respond.
They could also respond to each other's responses and begin an online book discussion. So fun!
Kidblog is FREE and easy to get started. All posts need to be approved by the teacher before they will post to the internet so it is easy to monitor.
So how to your students respond to their writing? I'm looking for some new great ideas....Won't you share yours in a comment below? Head on over to Ideas by Jivey to get some more inspiration!