Hi! My name is Ms. Hall. Please travel with me to New Orleans to study Climate Change and Caterpillars!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Be a Better Blogger

The word blog is short for web log. When your writing is published in a blog, millions of people around the world can see it. Your words represent you, your school and your community. That's why it's important to think carefully about what you write in a blog.

1 - Use standard English when you post comments on a blog. Don't use text-talk, abbreviations or street language. Write in complete sentences, and be sure to use capital letters and punctuation. Do your best to spell correctly and type without mistakes.

NO! Ms. Hall UR brave cuz their iz alligator in LA

YES! Ms. Hall, you are brave because there are alligators in Louisiana.

2 - Make thoughtful comments about the blog you are reading. Start your sentences with words like:

I think _____ because . . .
I wonder why . . .
I noticed that . . .
It's strange that . . .
It's amazing that . . .
Can you believe that . . . ?
I love the way that . . .

NO! That caterpillar look ugly.

YES! It's strange that some caterpillars look like dead leaves. I wonder why they don't have bright colors like yellow and red. Maybe their color helps them hide from predators.

3 - Post your comments as Anonymous instead of using your full name. This is for your safety. After you write your comment, type your first name only, followed by your class period. Be sure to post your comments on the blog that is closest to today's date.

NO! Cheng Thao
YES! Cheng, Period 1

I hope that you all enjoy my blog and
I look forward to reading your comments!
Ms. Hall


At April 7, 2010 at 8:01 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Jane! This is Diana from Earthwatch. I just wanted to say this is a GREAT post! I might copy it and use it in a document I'm creating on how to blog. Thanks!

At April 8, 2010 at 10:17 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Ms,Hall.1,I love the background of the cypress tree,but be careful the cypress knees are dangerous,the remained me of my back home trees.
2,I wonder how people get along with Alligator,specially the Alligator that live in forest are so dangerous.
3,the caterpillar are always awesome and in different shape and color specially during the spring.I love caterpillar they are my favorite.


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