Introduction to Blogs

Enhancing the English Curriculum


Level 2: Speaking, Writing, Presenting

Processes and strategies

Select and use sources of information, processes and strategies with some confidence to identify, form and express ideas.

  • show some understanding of the connections between oral, written and visual language when creating texts.

  • creates texts by using meaning, structure, visual and grapho-phonic sources of information and processing strategies with growing confidence.

  • seeks feedback and makes changes to texts to improve clarity and meaning

  • Is reflective about the production of text: monitors, self-evaluates and describes progress with some confidence

Purposes and Audiences

Shows some understanding of how to shape texts for different purposes and audiences

  • constructs texts that demonstrate a growing awareness of audience and purpose through appropriate choice of content, language and text form.
  • expects the texts they create to be understood, responded to and appreciated by others
  • develops and conveys personal voice where appropriate
It is important for readers to recognise that behind every text is an author, that the author has a reason for writing, and that the reader has a reason for reading.The purpose of the author may be to

  • provide or obtain information;
  • share the excitement of an event;
  • persuade or influence;
  • create or enter a personal world;
  • stimulate the imagination;
  • convey important cultural stories or myths;
  • express or appreciate a point of view.



What is a BLOG ?






Have a peep into other classrooms. What do you like ? ...

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New Zealand Teacher Blogs

Kathy Cassidy's Classroom Blog (From 20 Best Blogs)

Transitioning to Web 2.0 in the classroom

All about Blogs


Blogging in the Flat Classroom

ICTs in English Blog

Rachel Boyd's Why Let our Students Blog?




Ten reasons to comment on blogs but also relevant points for having classblogs


Some great examples of classblogs

http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3752562 - Twenty Best Blogs (Have a look around !)


http://room8srps.blogspot.com


http://m3rbs.21classes.com



tasbay3


Room 3 @ Te Awamutu Intermediate


Room5siansrule Peachgrove Intermediate


Room 9 Nelson Central Year 2 and 3s


Room18TIS Taradale Intermediate


Moturoa Class blogYear 4 and 5


Room 5 Pinehill (2007) Year 4, 5 and 6


Area4 Randwick


Room 19 EPS


Room 21 EPS


Room 6 Upper Moutere School Year 7 and 8

Upper Moutere School

This is how we do it


Room 23 Learning Log


Room 15 EPS


TwentyTwo


Room 23 Meadowbank Year 2s


Read about Ralph Using a class mascot, digital camera and Star of the Week


Our Own Backyard Our friends across the ditch


The Livewires Year 3 and 4 Mrs B Online Lebanon


Navigators 10 and 11 year olds


What's the BUZZ in the The Hive


Area 11 in Western Australia Mr Cs 4th Grade Bloggers USA


Abanskaya 9th Class Russia


The Brain Waves Grade 3 Bridgeport CT USA Students from Mexico, Guatamala, Uruguay and Honduras.

Setting up a class blog

Edublogs allows a class blog and student blogs

Westwood Wonderkids

http://super7scoopers.edublogs.org/2010/02/12/what-makes-a-great-writer/
http:room2kaiparaflats.blogspot.com/2010/02/smile-new-story-from-old-story.html//
http://tps10.wordpress.com/
http://woodmonstas.blogspot.com/2009/10/why-is-blogging-cool.html





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