Monday, March 3, 2008

Week #1 - Introduction to the Week


Welcome to the official start of the 2008 Guerrilla Season Book Blog Project. During this four week adventure there will be roughly 300 eighth grade students at South Valley Jr High in Liberty, Missouri reading Guerrilla Season by Pat Hughes along with teachers, parents and community members along with participating schools from around the country and some individuals from other countries. If you are joining us please drop us a line at bookblogproject@gmail.com so that we can give you a shout out!

Week 1 will take place from March 3,2008 until March 9, 2008. The reading assignment for that week if you would like to keep pace with the other participants is the first 9 chapters - pages 1 through 76. We will be reading about 80 pages a week during the 4 week project.There will be several questions posted each week in the form of blog posts. Some are general questions and some deal with a specific part of the novel. Pat Hughes will also be asking her own questions for you to answer throughout the project. Each week there is also a blog entry named Ask Pat. This is your opportunity to ask the author of the book a question and she will answer it! If you think of a great question about the novel you would like others to respond to just send us an e-mail at bookblogproject@gmail.com and we'll put it up for you online.

We would like to ask you to keep in mind two things when posting a comment to the blog: 1) Use the best grammar possible. This blog is accessible to anyone in the world with Internet access so please use correct grammar in your comment. We understand that people will make mistakes and we'll make our fair share but we want to put our best foot forward. 2) When you post a comment please select "anonymous" and then include the "pen name" that you gave your teacher. All comments are first screened and moderated by Mr. Langhorst and Pat Hughes. Any comment with a large number of errors in grammar, unappropriate or listing your real name will not be posted on the blog.

Each week we will have other special features to help you discover more about the novel. We will have links to people and places mentioned in the reading so that you can learn more. There will be audio clips from interviews with author Pat Hughes to give you a "behind the cover" look at Guerrilla Season. This project is intended to be an interactive experience. If you think of something that would help the project let us know at bookblogproject@gmail.com

Enough said. Let's go.........

1 comment:

Joan Perlman said...

I'm a librarian from McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, Illinois. This is about an hour NW of Chicago. I'm very lucky as I am in charge of choosing all the books, CDs, DVDs, and databases for our library. When I saw your site, I thought this was great and that the author blogs with you. At our school, we have learning communities that combine English with other subjects. One is called Heroes and Villains; it's a combintation of English composition and Ethics (philosophy). Our students really like combining coursework. Anyhow, I'm off to get this book so I can keep up with you all. Best of luck.