Literacy teaching and learning in e-learning contextsBelow are some examples of the literacy learning that occurred as a result of the teacher inquiry
Capturing a student's oral text can support a student to improve their written text.

By viewing the recording of a students oral text constructed with the use
of an oral language planner it was clear that the student could construct
an interesting narrative text orally but there was a mismatch between his
oral and written text.

The student's recording was used as a tool to assist the student to
improve his written work ie by listening to his recording before he wrote
prompted him to use the interesting storyline and vocabulary choices
he'd made in his oral text. (see right for two pieces of written text before
and after listening to his oral text.

Teacher reflection week 6 Term 3
The interestingly thing that occurred over a four week period was...
- his oral texts using the oral language planner continued to be as detailed.
- one of his oral texts was used as a sample to reflect on with the class
- he began to listen to his recording of his oral language planner
before he wrote on the second day.
- his written work began to match his text.

Publishing work on the classroom blog provided unique opportunities
for students to reflect on their work when and where they wanted to.

The use of an online environment i.e. the classroom blog to place written
text enabled students to reflect on their work as well as clarify points and/or
add further details to their written text through the comment section of the blog.


Using the classroom blog to publish the students work enabled the
students to view theirwork at anytime and not be confined to the time constrictions of school hours.

Dialogue between the author and audience via the comment section of the blog

It also provided the students with a sense of audience as their work
was viewed by others e.g.. buddy, class, family members, friends.
At times this audience provided feedback to the students via the comment section of the blog eg.
- a response to the way the oral text was delivered
- a response to the content of the text
- a request for further information

The students then responded to the comments e.g.
- answering questions
- adding further information/ detail to their text.
- acknowledging the audience and thanking them for viewing their work