A New Writing Genre: Blogging

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A New Writing Genre:
Blogging
Blogging Resources
All of today’s examples can be found at:
http://chiltrey.pbwiki.com/
Blogging at a Literacy Tool
What is blogging?
Blogs in Plain English
Created by Common Craft
http://www.commoncraft.com/blogs
What is blogging?
Step #1 – Read something, anything
Step #2 – Write your thoughts about what
you read
Step #3 – Support your thoughts with
references
Step #4 – Edit, edit, edit!
Step #5 – Publish your writing to a blog
Step #6 – Continue the conversation
through comments
Why use in education?
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Starts with reading
Requires critical thinking skills
Includes the writer’s own reflections
Must include accurate/trustworthy sources
Constantly making editorial decisions
Continues beyond the published article
Why use in education?
EXAMPLE
Student Notebook for AP
Literature
Post about The Sound and
the Fury
Faulkner Example
Why use in education?
Did this post:
1. Start with reading?
2. Require critical thinking?
3. Include the writer’s own
thinking?
4. Include accurate sources?
5. Appear to be edited?
6. Continue beyond the
publishing?
Back to web page
Ideas for Blogs
Science/Math
Experiments/problems run concurrently at
different sites
History
Create resource sites for cultural study
Foreign Language
Create conversations with native speakers
English
Create writing portfolio where all student work is
stored
Ideas for Blogs
5th Grade Class chronicling their
learning about writing
The Write Weblog
Ideas for Blogs
6th Grade Class trying to integrate
blogging into their classroom
Botkins Blog!!
Why blogs?
According to Eide Neurolearning Blog, 2005
Blogs Can:
– Promote critical and analytical thinking
– Be a powerful promoter of creative, intuitive, and
associational thinking
– Promote analogical thinking
– Be a powerful medium for increasing access and
exposure to quality information
– Combine the best of solitary reflection and social
interaction
http://eideneurolearningblog.blogspot.com/2005/03/brain-of-blogger.html
Want More?
Chilton Foley-Reynolds
[email protected]
766-3744
http://chiltrey.pbwiki.com/
Blogging as a Literacy Tool
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