Using blogging to improve literacy skills.

Literacy specialists at Llantarnam School have been encouraging boys to write blogs on topics that interest them and build their confidence in their own writing ability.

The online text editor provides a ‘non-critical feedback mechanism’ that coaches the youngsters in spelling, grammar and sentence construction, while the knowledge that their work could be read by strangers prompts them to take greater care when writing. Moreover positive online feedback boosts their self-esteem.

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