"One of the largest benefits of having students create blog posts is the opportunity for them to write for an authentic audience. Writing for an authentic audience allows students to experience more of a sense of ownership for their writing than simply writing for their own teacher can provide. Even having the opportunity to read their classmates’ posts and make comments motivates students to share their best. When my 4th graders have the chance to read posts made by peers from other parts of the country and world and provide their own feedback and comments, it is difficult for them to contain their excitement..." Read more.
By: Todd Flory
Published: October 9, 2017