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ERIC Number: EJ839762
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
HOT Blogging: A Framework for Blogging to Promote Higher Order Thinking
Zawilinski, Lisa
Reading Teacher, v62 n8 p650-661 May 2009
This article describes instructional practices with blogs in elementary classrooms. Schools need to prepare students for the new literacies required when reading on the Internet; blogging is an easy way to begin. A theoretical rationale for blogging with elementary students is provided. Learning from the examples of successful blogs by elementary teachers, four common types of classroom blogs with accompanying examples are shared: classroom news blogs, mirror blogs, showcase blogs, and literature response blogs. Resources and suggestions for starting a classroom blog are explained. Finally, HOT blogging, which is a framework for higher order thinking, is discussed. This approach to blogging provides teachers with a systematic way to integrate blogs, deepen comprehension, and teach the new literacies of online reading comprehension. (Contains 4 figures and 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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