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Blogging and Literacy Instruction

One of the greatest challenges I have had as a literacy educator is to reconcile the teaching of the strictly academic writing curriculum with real needs of learners whose interests in academic writing are limited. The major obstacle for literacy instruction seems to be that despite curriculum guidelines that require training in formal writing, most learners don’t…

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Generating Inspiration in Adult Literacy Learners

I have been working with a few students in the classroom the past few weeks on their essays. I have combined the regular classroom setup with tables and chairs with a row of computers. I had also been encouraging learners to bring in their netbook, Iphones and laptops to take advantage of the wireless connection….

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