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ERIC Number: EJ793147
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
Relay Writing in an Adolescent Online Community
Yi, Youngjoo
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v51 n8 p670-680 May 2008
"Welcome to Buckeye City" is an adolescent online community that was maintained by 25 Korean students who attended American schools. On the website, the students engaged in "relay writing"--a writing activity in which each person contributed a portion of an evolving story in a relayed manner. Relay writing offers teachers a new and valuable window into online literacy as well as adolescent literacy practices beyond school. The activity can help teachers understand adolescents' composing activities in voluntary (i.e., out-of-school) circumstances. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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