Monday, March 23, 2009
I am embarking on my e-fellow project. I am just fine tuning what I will be inquiring into, but this is it so far. In my project I want to know if Literacy Circles and Blogging can create deeper understanding in response to what others say. My children will share and discuss their ideas and opinions about book themes, characters and connections to their world. They will share their findings in their blogs and by being challenged by what others share I hope to see that their thinking will keep evolving and they will engage in discussions which while perhaps change their thinking, will also challenge others to reflect on their thinking as well. We will be using Literacy Circles to help us probe deeper into books. Our first book will be 'Tomorrow is a Great Word' by Janeen Brian. This is a great book which I find interesting in the style of writing, the themes within it and the connections I have been able to make to our local area.