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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Assignment # 7 Create a Shelfari Account.

Hey Students, I still need links to Blogs for the following students: MAC, Edgar, Patricia and Carlos. Please create the blogs ASAP and email me the links: Also, everyone please create your Student Link Gadget(Assignment # 6). In this assignment, you will create an online bookshelf using Shelfari. Open an account. Add me (Annette Scherr) as a friend so I will have a link to your book reviews. Use Shelfari to review books you have read. Then join the Shelfari Monroe HS Reads! Group.

Invite all other SL's (Student Librarians) to be your friends on Shelfari. You should have everyone's email address. If not, send me an email and I will send you them.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Assignment # 6 Post A Comment

After you have created a student link list gadget, please read all of the other student blogs and post a comment on them. You may have to do this at home because we are having security issues. I will email your grade later this week.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Assignment # 5 Add a Gadget!

In addition to posting two blogs a week, student librarians need to comment on two other student blogs. Therefore you will need to add a "Link List" Gadget and link other student blogs to yours. You do this by clicking on the design tab or the word "design" in the upper right hand corner of your blog. Your first link should be to the main Student Librarian Blog. If you are unsure of how to add a gadget, watch the "How To" video at the Library Portal. I noticed many of you have not posted any book reviews. It is a required that you read 1 book every two weeks in order to receive a passing grade. You need to post reviews. I will be posting a student librarian class rubric shortly!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Book Review Exemplar

Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Genre: Dsytopia
Summary: In a world gone wrong, the wealthy Capitol Rulers make all the rules to exploit the poor people of District 11. If Katniss Everdeen did not learn to hunt like her father her family would have starved. Unfortunately she was chosen in the yearly raffle to become a tribute. Along with 24 other children from 12 other districts, she was forced to apply all of her survival skills to "The Game" of staying alive. She knew that eventually she would have to kill the last survivor, but would she be able to do it? This is a scary and unbelievable look at the darker side of human nature. Children become pawns for adult entertainment for the purpose of terrorizing any one who might think of rebelling.

I loved reading this book and can't wait to read Mocking Jay. I have ordered six copies for the library.