As this term has progressed the children in the class have really begun to see that their writing can have a wider audience than just the classroom teacher, such as their friends, their parents, other teachers and family members . The prep blog has played a large part in this, as has the visualiser camera which enables children to present their books and other work to the whole class on the Interactive Whiteboard. They have quickly seen how their work can be captured and then placed on the blog for others to share.
The session where the recordings are made are usually conducted in front of all the class. This gives a further opportunity to re-inforce many key elements of writing and reading. If the writing has not been presented well, then the child finds it difficult to read. If the writing does not make sense then the audience soon notices and if the reading is not clear and audible again the feedback about this is very instant.
We have talked with the children about the need for well presented and quality work to be published onto the blog and they certainly seem motivated to produce work that meets these high expectations.
We have had a burst of creative projects over the last few weeks and many of these have resulted in books presented on the visualiser.
I hope you enjoy listening to the writing and reading! We think they are doing an awesome job!
Which book is your favourite?