Student Blogs

Congratulations! Each of you will have a space to blog about your literary adventures in Quest 8. By Friday evening of each week, you will submit three (3) posts to your student blogs page. Your three (3) posts should relate to the following:

  • ONE (1) current self-selected book

  • ONE (1) summary and commentary on a news articles in print or on the web, such as from The New York Times, PBS NewsHour Extra, USA Todayand CNN Student News Of course, if you find any other reliable news site, feel free to use it as well.

  • This year we have a free 1-year subscription to the Replica Edition of The New York Times.

    • Classroom Username: 200391340

    • Password: 200391340

  • ONE (1) free choice (current class topics, peers' independent reading selections, and/or self-selected (but school appropriate)

Also, keep in mind that for each news article post, you must CITE your source using proper MLA format in order to receive full credit. Please utilize NoodleTools if you need help with the citation.


Every week you will receive a quiz grade for your blogs. Please refer to the "Rubric for Personal Blog" to ensure you meet the weekly requirements.



To get started:

  1. Read my blog entries below as they show you how to format and cite your new article posts.

  2. Click on "Period 2 Wiki Posts," find your name, click on it, and it will redirect you to your wiki page.

  3. Click on "Add to Discussion" to begin posting. Make sure you give each post an appropriate title and proofread before you post.


Reminder: It's no fun blogging if no one is reading your entries, which is why your pages are available to any approved member of this wiki. You are encouraged to read the work of your peers and to provide feedback when appropriate. However, please respect the following guidelines:

  • Although it is okay to disagree with someone's post, you must at all times respond in a manner which is respectful and which encourages continued discussion of the topic or issue.

  • Keep in mind that this forum is to be used for academic purposes only; please no personal conversations or communications on the blogs.

  • Failure to follow the above guidelines will cause you to lose access to this wiki.

current class topics, peers’ independent reading selections, and/or student’s self-selected (but school appropriate) topics 200391340