Friday, November 5, 2010

My Article: Teaching with Authors' Blogs

My article, Teaching With Authors' Blogs: Connections, Collaboration, Creativity is in this month's issue of the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy.*

This article was so much fun to write! It was born out of a presentation I did last year at NCTE with five children's/YA authors who are also proliferate bloggers: Laurie Halse Anderson, Barbara O'Connor, Lisa Yee, Justine Larbalestier, and Maureen Johnson.  

As with the presentation, the purpose of the article is to explore the motivation for and content of young adult literature authors' blogs and the potential use of these blogs for teaching and learning the English language arts and 21st-century literacy skills. I include either direct quotes or content from the blogs of all of the authors listed above, plus content from the blogs of Esme Codell and John Green.

A great big THANK YOU to all of these authors for permission to use content from their blogs in the article and for taking the time to share your world with your readers. Hopefully, the article will inspire new readers!

If you read the article, I would love your feedback!

* Johnson, D. (2010, November). Teaching With Authors' Blogs: Connections, Collaboration, Creativity. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 54(3), 172–180.

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