Great Tool for Independent Reading Accountablility
This tool is amazing, specifically for blogging, because each post must be viewed and approved by the teacher before it is able to be viewed. My 5th grade students were able to navigate the site with ease. I found that students were eager to respond to each post. I hope to use this resource again. I find it helpful for facilitating discussions.
How I Use It
Each week, my students were required to respond to a post related to independent reading strategies. In addition to their post, they were required to respond to a peer's post. Example questions may include, "What conflict does the main character of your book face? Make a prediction of you think they will resolve this problem."