Saturday, August 14, 2010

Using A Blog For Book Review

Lesson Plan Idea for Blog

Book Club/Review - 8th -10th grade LA Class or a Computer Literacy Class.

After reading each chapter in a book students will post their answers to the blog. The teacher will write something for the blog after each chapter. This will give students a chance to "discuss" the book online. Students will have their peers read their review instead of just the teacher.
Standards: LA writing standards / technology standards

This can also be used as a book club for staff development with teachers. Teachers can be given professional development credit for participating in the online book club.


  1. I like the idea of using a blog as a book-discussion vessel. However, I wonder if all the students are required to post and discuss after each chapter, might the comments become to unwieldy to maintain? Maybe the teacher could just pose some guided reading questions the students could refer to while reading the text. Then, if students have specific questions, the blog could be utilized.