These blog sites are an “online book talk." Join in on conversations about the books we are reading throughout Buckman Elementary! Check back often... New information and opinions about all sorts of books and other reading material will be posted weekly.
Ways to Start Talking About a Book…
If you reply to a post, please follow the AGREEMENTS listed below.
1. It’s OK to ask questions.
2. Please don’t say things that are offensive or might make someone feel bad. Example: pointing out a mistake or telling someone they have bad writing.
3. Give appreciations and compliments. Example: Thanks for the suggestion! Your analysis makes me want to read the book.
4. Share your opinions about the book. It’s O.K. to give a counterpoint or other point of view.
5. Elaborate on your ideas. Support your thinking with examples.
6. Give feedback that is KIND, HELPFUL, and SPECIFIC.
7. Check your writing using CUPS. (Capitalization/Understand what you wrote/Punctuation/Spelling)
8. “No Flowery Paths”. In other words, stay on topic and write about what’s happening in the book and your connection and opinions.
9. Make sure your writing is “school appropriate”.
10. Include the title and author of the book you are writing about in your post.
Be On-line Safe.
Do not include personal information!
First name only!
Although some might say ________________________, I believe…
I would like to point out…
When I read in the book _____________ , it made me think of…
I don’t completely understand why …
I could clearly see in my mind the part when…
I am curious about…
I was surprised when…
When the author said _____________ , this is an example of…
Some of my favorite vocabulary words the author used in telling the story are…