Practice what you teach: Use the blog as a way to have students show off the skills learned during their writing lessons.

Use the Characteristics of a Great Post as a guide or tips from one of the sites below:

Writing a Good Blog Post - 11 Step Process: Although this is geared towards adults the same principles could apply to students.

How to Write a Good Blog Post: Gives some tips to teachers for their students by TeachingEnglish affiliated with the British Council.

If you struggle with prompts use the following resources:

Writing Prompts: from WriteSource broken down by grade level.

13 Writing Prompts: from Journal Buddies

Writing Fix: resource where teachers are sharing their ideas and lessons for writing. (scroll down to the bottom of this page for ideas from a particular workshop)

Characteristics of a Great Post: Glog by Paula Naugle