BLOGGING FOR LITERACY WITH LGfL AND J2E
Harry Gosling Primary School in Tower Hamlets set up a lunchtime blogging club for reluctant writers using the j2webby blogging tool. Within months, class teacher Lauren Poyser was hearing tales of them writing stories at home for fun!
- Every school has reluctant writers – how can you help them make the most of their potential?
- How can you make sure that intervention sessions are not only effective but boost motivation rather than putting pupils off?
- How do you make the text of a blog as interesting to pupils as the images?
What did you do?
- A lunchtime blogging club was set up for a small group of reluctant writers.
- Teacher Lauren Poyser ran the group and set up pupil blogs in j2webby (part of the j2e Tool Suite).
- j2webby was easy to implement and use, so it was easy to stay on top of moderating the blogs.
- Initial progress was slow, with more images than words. But then the comments started to come in…
What was the impact on learning?
- It is still in the early stages, but the enjoyment and motivation are obvious.
- One child went away and wrote stories at home – her mum said she had never done that before –there has been clear progress in her writing.
- The pupils from the blogging club are now playing a more active role in whole-class literacy events and making good progress.
The original post by LGFL can be found below