New School Year, New Bloggers!

Our 2017-2018 West Ridge Wildcats have been blogging for a few weeks now, and we’re off to a great start!

The topics we choose to write about each week can vary widely, but there’s always a common skill we’re focusing on.  Recently, that skill has been paragraphing.  No one wants to read a long block of text (especially when reading online).

We’ve been noticing the various ways in which paragraphing can be effective:

  • paragraphing helps our readers follow our thinking
  • paragraphing can add emphasis to a moment, helping our readers see, hear, and feel what we want them to see, hear, and feel
  • paragraphing can enhance mood and add voice to a piece of writing

Check out these blog posts on a variety of topics, and notice how we’re organizing our thoughts into paragraphs 🙂

We invite you to leave us some comments.  We’d love to hear from you!

  • Luca reviews the “old’ Blade Runner in preparation for the release of Blade Runner 2049
  • Abbie shares her experiences at summer camp
  • Troy has some thoughts about the game Overwatch
  • Miranda writes about her pet lizards
  • Ian is writing a fiction story featuring a real-life gangster
  • Scott has some thoughts about DNA and individuality
  • Mary explains her disappointment with Texas weather
  • Ethan describes his love of soccer
  • Austin educates us about the history of Nintendo
  • Joelle argues that dance is a sport
  • Morgan introduces us to a dragon named Luna

For more of our work, see all 140 names on the sidebar to the left!

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1 thought on “New School Year, New Bloggers!

  1. Dear Mrs Kriese and the Wildcats

    Just a quick comment from the other side of the world. Thank you so much to Ian and Mark for leaving comments on our class page in New Zealand, and telling us such fantastic information and leaving such great questions. We had a good discussion with our class about them yesterday and talked about Texas (which no-one in our class has ever been too, and we didn’t really know much about, our countries population is 5 million and everyone thought that would be more than in Texas). We also loved the information that Ian provided on some of the animals and pets he has because we’d never heard of some of them and had to Google and research them. Good luck with your school year and keep up the fantastic blogging work.
    Mr Webb and Room Three, Auroa Primary School, Taranaki, New Zealand

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