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March Wikitastic Book Reports
This month’s Wikitastic Book will be nonfiction. In the library, your third grader will check out a book that I have approved for their next book review. Monthly Book Reviews must be posted on the Wiki by the last day of each month. The latest book review is due March 31, 2012.
Children should read the book and complete a book review by March 31. Please encourage your child to do a little of the work each day. Students should NOT wait until the last few days of the month to begin the book review.
Sincerely,
Mrs. Cooper
Directions for Making a Wikitastic Book Report:
1. Select a book in your reading range that you can finish during the month and still have time to complete the book review.
2. Read the book.
‍‍‍‍‍3. Sign in to our wiki.
‍‍‍‍‍4. Click on "Wikitastic Book Reviews".
‍‍‍‍‍5. Click on "Pages and Files" in the blue box on the right side of the page.
‍6. Click on "New Page" at the top of the page.
‍‍‍‍7. Name the new page with your first name and the book title (spelled correctly).
‍‍‍‍‍(Example: Patty - How to Be Cool in Third Grade)
‍‍‍‍‍8. Click on the pull down menu (blue arrow) and look for the template of the Wikitastic Book Review.
‍‍‍‍9. Tag it " march2012bookreview” and “your name" (use lower case letters and do not include the quotation marks) .
‍‍‍‍‍10. Click on CREATE.

(OVER)
‍‍‍‍‍11. Fill in the required information. The summary and opinion MUST EACH have at least 8 complete sentences with correct spelling, capitalization, and punctuation.
‍‍‍‍‍12. Click Save (often as you work!!!).
‍‍‍‍‍13. Make sure your book review appears under the correct month on our Wikitastic Page.
Tech Project for Wikitastic Book Report:
‍‍‍‍‍1. Find and insert a digital picture of your book cover or topic from your book into your book review.
‍‍‍‍‍2. Include the URL of the picture you used as a link on your book review to give credit to the source where you found it.
3. Create a Glog about your book topic. Sign in with your password to glogster at http://edu.glogster.com/
4. Follow the directions in your Tech Tip Folder for uploading your glog onto your wiki book review page. We will teach this skill later this week in the lab.
‍‍‍‍‍5. OPTIONAL this month: Create a Wordle (wordle.net) using important words from your story. Insert the Wordle into your book review. Name the project and include your first name. (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Wordle- Patty).

Posting to your wikitastic book review:

A. Sign in to our wiki.
B. Go to Wikitastic Book Review Page.
C. Click on your own book review page.
D. Remember to click on "Edit This Page" to add projects to your book review.
E. Post or Link your technology projects on your wikitastic book review.
F. Click SAVE!

Sample

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Patty