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Coiro, Julie; Coscarelli, Carla; Maykel, Cheryl; Forzani, Elena – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2015
This article presents qualitative findings from a study that examined the types of criteria that middle school students use to evaluate the quality of online information and sources for a Web-based research assignment. Open-constructed responses from four critical evaluation items were compiled from diverse seventh graders in a representative,…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Web Sites, Internet, Online Searching
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Sweeny, Sheelah M. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2010
Writing, for adolescents who live in an age of digital communication, has taken on new importance and plays a prominent role in the way they socialize, share information, and structure communication. New literacies expand the literacy realm by considering the skills needed to function using media other than the printed page. Internet resources can…
Descriptors: Writing Processes, Literacy Education, Internet, Writing Instruction