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 - Twenty Best Blogs (Have a look around !)


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


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

==The EDUBLOG Awards Great collection of authentic work - Check it out and see what's happening . ----