Blogging as a Means of Crafting Writing

Jan Lacina, Robin Griffith
  • The Reading Teacher, November 2012, Wiley
  • DOI: 10.1002/trtr.01128

Exploring how blogs can writing instruction in the elementary grades through peer feedback

What is it about?

The purpose of this article is to explore ways in which blogs can support literacy communities while developing a writing community. Examples of how a classroom teacher uses blogs to strengthen the writing process are described.

Why is it important?

Writing for today's youth is no longer just a pencil/paper task. This article features blogging as an instructional tool for writing.


Dr Robin Griffith
Texas Christian University

Learning to write well can be a challenging task for young writers. Not only do writers need to be proficient at the "rules" of writing (grammar, punctuation, spelling) but they must also be able to craft the writing to hold the attention of the reader. This article offers an update on teaching the craft of writing through blogging.

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