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Literary Blogs and Blogs of English Teachers and Students

Blogs are online social spaces that offer teachers and students a space to reflect, journal, share, respond and capture thoughts and ideas. Blog posts are chronologically arranged so the latest post is the first that appears. Blogs also permit rss feeds, so that each new post can be "delivered" to interested readers into their rss feeder. For more information about how to use rss feeders, click here.

Below are some samples of best practice blogs by teachers and students: 

The Fischbowl - Wonderful blog by Karl Fisch, who often highlights English Language Arts resources and issues

WebEnglish Teacher - Fantastic blog with more resources found here 
The Open Classroom - Jo McLeay, high school teacher in Melbourne Australia

Blog of Proximal Development - Konrad Glogowski, middle school teacher in Ontario (completing Ph.D. on study about blogging in the classroom - no longer active but still good information to read)

Mr. W's Blogging Great Thing - Neil Winton, Head Teacher of English, Perth Scotland
ATEQ presents Frank Serafini Friday, May 21, 2010
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Lets write! An invitation for young people to participate in the Blue Metropolis Student Literary Programme 2010 – and A Community of Words!
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Learning Landscapes: Literacy
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Banned Books Week read-write-think has some ideas for celebrating Banned Books Week (September 26 - October 3). It is a great time to open up a discussion about censorship and why books may have been censored by particular groups. Why don't you share your banned books ideas on the listserv ela-chat?

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Meet Any Good Authors Lately? This article shows the value of using Skype in your classroom to bring authors in for short virtual visits. Included is a list of authors who are willing to do a virtual visit for free. Find out how to do this.

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Quebec Teachers Read A blog has been created to feature books for young students, older students and teachers. Let's try to make this space interactive. You can come to learn about books , but you can also share books that have been meaningful to you. We welcome comments - click on comment at the bottom of a post and add. Consider being a regular contributor to share the books you just can't do without in your classroom.

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How I Learned to Love the Graphic Novel - an article in the Canadian Children's Book News - Winter 2007

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Toward a Definition of 21st-Century Literacies (Adopted by the NCTE Executive Committee, February 15, 2008) Literacy has always been a collection of cultural and communicative practices shared among members of particular groups. As society and technology change, so does literacy.

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