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ERIC Number: EJ1015345
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
New Literacies and the Common Core
Kist, William
Educational Leadership, v70 n6 p38-43 Mar 2013
It makes sense that an emphasis on new ways of reading and writing fits easily within the Common Core umbrella. After all, a primary thrust of the new standards is college and career readiness. How can young people be prepared to thrive in today's society--in which people are connected 24 hours a day by media and coworkers may well live in different countries--without giving them some practice with new media at school? This article provides four strategies that can help--each one closely related to one or more of the Common Core standards in English language arts and literacy. The strategies include: (1) give students practice reading screen-based texts; (2) give students practice in digital writing; (3) give students practice in collaborative writing; and (4) give students practice working with informational texts. The four strategies described here are not difficult to implement and, ironically, can be attempted with little new technology. More powerful than a room full of gadgets is a teacher who has a deep understanding of what the new forms of reading and writing entail. (Contains 2 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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