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The Early Literacy Shift: New Words, New Media, New Friends

Fishtree Education

Literacy is changing. It really is.

"It used to be that my students learned to write by writing on paper. Sometimes they wrote in notebooks and sometimes they wrote on single sheets, but no matter how they wrote, in most cases, I was the only person who ever saw that writing.

Now, my students regularly write on their blogs, not just for me, but also for their parents, grandparents, friends, and potentially the whole world to see," says teacher Kathy.

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  • Liz Dwyer

    I love this because it teaches kids early on that you're writing for a reader, and you want that reader to understand and engage. You're not writing just for a grade. That's a huge shift.