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Last updated by Jill Hammonds

Some blog links that have been posted in the Literacy Online listserv:

Blog posts to check out:

Can we see reading comprehension in the brain?  A team of researchers at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, have developed a new way to view reading comprehension in the brain, and in the process highlighted a new angle for testing comprehension that isn't skewed by a student's background knowledge.

Watch. Connect. Read.  This is the blog of a K-5 teacher-librarian who works diligently to put the right book in every child's hand. She believes book trailers are one way to connect readers with books.  

Poetry Box: A New Zealand Poetry Page for Children This is Paula Green’s blog.  She visits schools; review books and writes stories in secret. She visits schools and likes working with students from Year 0 to Year 13.

The fourth dimension is a wonderful blog by Pernille Ripp.  The post I am linking is How to get boys reading perhaps but I would thoroughly recommend this blog for a great “explore” and one well worthwhile following.

The lost art of writing an email is well worth checking out.  The onus is on us to continually model and empower our learners to be literate across all mediums in which they write. 

Seven Sharp’s Is handwriting dying 

Valuable Vocabulary : Tweeting A-Z to develop vocabulary in collaboration with others.

How Digital Writing Is Making Kids Smarter“technology may be doing more to increase literacy and encourage reading since the rise of the novel.”

Langwitches blog for a wonderfully rich language learning resource.

How Visual Thinking Improves Writing on the Mind/Shift How we will learn blog.

How do we develop an agreed methodology for teaching literacy? An interesting Australian based look at literacy instruction.

5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students How could you use these questions to enhance your learning journey?