Blogging with Just2easy

BLOGGING FOR LITERACY WITH LGfL AND J2E

Harry Gosling Primary School set up a lunchtime blogging club for reluctant writers using j2webby. Within months, class teacher Lauren Poyser was hearing tales of them writing stories at home for fun!

Blogging with j2e

The challenge

  • 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…

“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.”

Lauren Poyser, Harry Gosling Primary

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

https://www.lgfl.net/case-studies/blogging-with-j2e