Friday, October 24, 2014

Writing and Publishing Your Comparison-Contrast Paragraphs

Writing Your Hatshepsut and Ramses II Comparison-Contrast Paragraph  Today we will continue working on our Hatshepsut and Ramses II comparison-contrast paragraphs. Please utilize the resources attached to your assignment and from yesterday's Blog entry. You can still  find the assignment Hatshepsut and Ramses II - Comparison-Contrast Paragraph in your Social Studies folders. 

As you continue to craft your paragraphs, ask yourself the following: Do I have a strong topic sentence that clearly identifies the two things I am comparing and states that they are both similar and different? Do I include effective details that support my topic sentence and show similarities and differences? Do I incorporate signal words that help the show reader what is being compared and contrasted? And finally, do I use proper spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and sentence structure? If after finishing, you answer 'yes' to each of these questions, you may be ready to publish (see below). 

Note: The Hatshepsut and Ramses II - Comparison-Contrast Paragraph is not officially due for grading until Wednesday, October 29

Publishing Your Paragraph  If you have finished your paragraph, answered 'yes' to the above questions, and had either a teacher or peer review your writing, you may consider publishing your paragraph on KidBlog today. First, you will create a new blog just for Social Studies. Click on "Students" on enter the "secret code" for your Social Studies class (4th Period your code is gmwy34 and 6th Period your code is ehyz24). Next, click to login with Google and accept the settings and you have yourself a new Social Studies blog. 

Locate your blog and click 'New Post'. Give your post a title (e.g., Hatshepsut and Ramses II - Comparison-Contrast Paragraph). Copy and paste your paragraph into the text box below your title. You may even consider adding images of Hatshepsut and Ramses II to your post. When you're ready, click 'Publish' and you're in business. 

If you don't get a chance to publish today, I will try to give you sometime to do so in class next week.   

Homework  Complete the Hatshepsut and Ramses II - Comparison-Contrast Paragraph. Due on Wednesday, October 29