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MEGAN ARMSTRONG asks: 'Texting and CMC: destroying or improving our literacy?'

Since the rise of the internet in the 1990s and the sending of the first text message in 1992, technology has rapidly become essential to our the 21st century lives.  940 more words

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The old lady finds a fantastical item whilst living at the rubbish dump.

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Hitting writer's block

Some people say there is no such thing as writer’s block when it comes to writing. They say people use this as an excuse for their laziness. 404 more words

What's On My Mind

The birth of an independent reader

This evening in our house, a miracle took place. For approximately one hour the TV was switched off, nobody was playing the Xbox, and the Youtubers were mercifully silenced.(And it was nothing at all to do with the fact the wi-fi connection was down!) 528 more words


SCS hopes money for teacher training improves student literacy

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Shelby County Schools is hoping that money, recently approved by the School Board for teacher training, will raise the district’s literacy rates. 312 more words


Getting Boys to Write

The National Literacy trust has revealed that, based on its own research, boys are half as likely to enjoy writing as girls and almost a third never or rarely write outside of class.   314 more words



In literacy we have been using persuasive language and facts and opinions to get across our point of view. We have been debating about whether or not we should wear a school uniform, we thought of arguments for and against. 23 more words