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ERIC Number: EJ834084
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
Teaching Two Literacies
Rooney, Joanne
Educational Leadership, v66 n6 p92-93 Mar 2009
It's obvious that technology is reshaping students' reading and writing practices, with or without educators' intervention. The challenge is to teach students to be truly literate in two languages--those of the pre- and post-digital worlds. So how can teachers teach to two literacies at once? They must approach this task with three mind-sets. First, they must continue to encourage students to relish good books, cherish the beauty of expressive writing, and communicate through powerful (and correct) language. Second, as they redefine "literacy," they must examine longstanding teaching traditions and abandon a few. Third, principals and teachers should embrace a rock-solid belief that reading, writing, and thinking are what they do in school. This article offers nine practices that will help keep schools saturated with rich language and thinking, whether students access that language through traditional or digital means.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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