Even though I posted earlier about waiting until next year to try-out students commenting on a blog in my mainstream ninth-grade English class, I decided to give it shot now.
We’re just beginning, but if you’d like to take a look you can check it out at Academic Reading and Writing. Some students have just begun responding to the first post.
We’re just beginning a unit on Mount Everest.
That’s a great idea Larry. I did something similar recently using peer evaluation as the focus: http://whitburnict.edublogs.org/2008/03/26/9q2-evaluate-our-leaflets/
Some good writing there from your students!