Post a response to the Question of the Day using complete sentences, use proper grammar, spelling and punctuation.

Rubric  for The Questions of the Day 

Important Points to Remember as You Write and Critically Read to Revise/Edit Your Writing

Essay/Blog Post 3 paragraphs or more, 300 words or more, and 2 or more sources.
__ 1. Focus on your purpose for writing and your audience.
__ 2. Develop a clear topic or central idea.
__ 3. Support your ideas with details, explanations, and examples.
__ 4. Put your ideas in the order that best communicates what you are trying to say.
         __ 5. Include Sources using the MLA format.
__ 6. Use clear and varied sentences.
__ 7. Use words correctly.
__ 8. Use varied and vivid vocabulary.
__ 9. Capitalize, spell, and punctuate correctly.
__ 10. Format into short sentences, bullets, lists, or subheadings.
       __ 11. Use images, graphics, photos and color.
       __ 12. Use a unique title to entice interest.

What to consider when you revise and edit:
1. opening and closing
2. development of key ideas
3. logical progression of ideas
4. supporting details
5. transitions
6. correct sentence structure (syntax)
7. varied sentence structure
8. correct verb tenses
9. subject/verb agreement
10. pronoun usage and agreement
11. word choice
12. spelling
13. capitalization
14. punctuation

Short Blog Post  Rubric
Content and Organization
100 words or more
• Communicates intended message to intended audience
• Relates to topic
• Opening and closing
• Focused
• Logical progression of ideas
• Transitions
• Appropriate details and information
Usage• Tense formation
• Subject-verb agreement
• Pronouns usage/agreement
• Word choice/meaning
• Proper modifiers
Sentence Construction• Variety of type, structure, and length
• Correct construction
Mechanics• Spelling
• Capitalization
• Punctuation

Short Post sample post answer - 
Technology does make life more convenient because if you ever need to look something up really quick you don't have to go all the way to the library and look for it, you can just get on the computer and look it up on Google, Yahoo, etc. 

But then again life was better when technology was simpler because cell phones did not have so many features and with those features it brings addiction and if someone finds our phone with so much of our personal life in it they can steal our identity, or find out where you live, etc.

Essay Post sample  post answer 1- 

Growing up I saw a lot of people being bullied and I was bullied myself. Although my tormentors never physically bullied me the verbal bullying hurt just as bad. I remember when I was in the 5th grade, a boy in my class randomly started talking badly about Haitian people. "All Haitian people have AIDs and they look like sh**!"he muttered. 
As a Haitian American I was offended but I said nothing about it. Then he took things a step further by insulting me directly and my family. "Your mother is a w***e, etc." After he said that and a couple of other things I became enraged. I leaped out of my desk, grabbed him by his shirt and held a sharpened pencil to his throat. 
My entire class was surprised. They had never seen me like that, because I don't condone violence. After I stood up for myself he left me alone. Now that I think about my actions I see that I'm just as wrong as he is. I could of solved that situation a different way, but I can't change that past.

Essay Post sample  post answer 1-

Although bullying isn't easy to deal with there are ways to help prevent and stop it. The best ways to do that is to collectively show bullies that they have no power over the people they try and torment. Lets say that in a school there's about 10 bullies and 200 other students, and a full staff.  If those 200 students stand their ground, and those staff members take the appropriate steps to punish bullies, then eventually the "power" that bullies have over people will die out. 
Also it's the job of all parents to make sure that their kids aren't bullying people or being bullied. A lot of bullies learn to be violent or talk badly of others after seeing it from their parents. In my community a lot of the African American parents curse in front of their kids. They also fight in front of them and argue with other people. Growing up in an environment like that only continues the cycle. 

In all it is up to the community as a whole to end bullying. In our modern age bullying has become so serious that it's considered a crime.  If people would stop worrying about outer beauty, money, popularity, etc then we wouldn't have to worry about who's better than who. At the end of the day we're all people. Money and earthly items don't make us who we are. If we take a united stand against bullying we will end it.

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