Ensuring an impact on literacy
Teachers’ high expectations of blog posts, plus application of the same marking criteria used for exercise books, help to ensure progress against measurable standards. The public nature of blog comments lead children to respond more readily than they would to teacher comments in their books.
David states that it is important that children produce their very best work for the blog. Comments should take the same form as marking, but their impact is increased by being public. He describes the commenting process as similar to every child being able to look at everyone else’s book. We are reminded of the three parts of an effective comment.
Think of it as enabling every child to look in every other bookDavid Mitchell