The interest in reading increased because it was fun to do and it gave the kids and staff something to ponder and discuss. This is not a forced reading program with goals and tests but it had the effect that reading incentive programs want. Blogging can work as a way to get kids to read for fun, and when people enjoy doing something , they do it more. When reading is practiced the reading levels are bound to go up. I love this idea of blogging and starting a community of reader/ bloggers at the elementary level!
Cowan, J. (2008, June). Diary of a blog: Listening to kids in an elementary school library.
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