If I tell students that their next writing project will be published on a blog or elsewhere online, I might get the apathetic response: “But nobody is gonna’ read it.” There may well be truth to this statement. I admit. But then I share a very short, real story with them.
Three years ago, an 8th grade student of mine--during an Open Letter Blog Project-- wrote a heartfelt message to any teenager who was considering suicide. Her blog-posted plea urged any at-risk teen to reconsider and choose life. One month later, as the owner of the blog . . .
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