Free Student Blogging Unit Plan

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Teach a creative writing project full of fun blogging activities. Download a complete unit plan by TechnoKids, free with Kidblog premium membership.

Kidblog is excited to partner with TechnoKids, a leading publisher of technology projects for teachers, to offer Kidblog members a complete blogging unit plan for free (a $40 value). This detailed unit plan is adaptable for elementary and middle school and includes:

  • Teacher Guide
  • Student Workbook
  • Customizable Resources
  • Assessment Tools
  • Extension Activities
  • Sample Files
  • Templates
  • Parent Letters
  • Certificates

Learning Objectives

Create an authentic writing experience. Through a series of language arts activities students learn how to share an insight, provide advice, and express an opinion as responsible digital citizens.

  • Identify the topic, purpose, and audience for a blog
  • Plan and organize writing ideas for a blog post
  • Use first person narrative style in posts
  • Express an insight, advice, or opinion in posts
  • Write a post with a title, sections, tags, pictures
  • Revise posts to improve content and layout
  • Format posts effectively for easy reading
  • Exchange ideas using commenting etiquette
  • Be respectful of others and maintain privacy
  • Set blog properties and upload a profile picture

Sessions

Session 1: Introduction to Blogging
Explore blogosphere. Set up a blogger profile and select a blogging topic.

Session 2: Become a Blogger
Learn the basics of blogging. Write a post about topic and insert a picture.

Session 3: Comment on Blog Posts
Discuss commenting guidelines. Read posts and reply to blogger.

Session 4: Personal Connection Post
Learn to blog responsibly. Write a post based on personal experience.

Session 5: Advice Post
Write a post that offers helpful advice. Format the post so it is easy to scan.

Session 6: Opinion Post
Learn to express a viewpoint respectfully. Write a post that states an opinion.

Optional Blogging Lessons and Teaching Ideas
Cartoon Avatar: Update profile picture.
Digital Citizenship and You: Be a digital citizen.
Create QR Code: Connect to your blog.
Inspiration from Blog Titles: 50 blog titles.
Be Opinionated: 40 questions to spark an idea.

 

Teacher Premium and Admin Pro members may download the unit plans from their account dashboard. If you’re under a free trial, you will receive a sample of TechnoBlog to help you get started.

About the Author
The Kidblog team is passionate about helping students find their voice within a safe, teacher-moderated environment.

2 comments

  1. Delwynne angel

    Is there a free version to use with my students. If not, what is the cost for a school to purchase it ( in South African rands).
    My school uses free apps normally.
    I only plan to use it for a month.

    • Laura Kniffin

      Thank you for reaching out! You can purchase a monthly Kidblog subscription for your classroom for 12 USD. If you are looking to purchase a school license, please reach out to our schools and districts team at membership@kidblog.org for a quote in South African rands.

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For individual teachers, memberships are $54/year or $12/month

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