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Lammers, Jayne C.; Van Alstyne, Judith H. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2019
Research about adolescents sharing creative writing in interest-driven online communities has suggested that teachers can play important roles in helping young writers realize the potential of online spaces. Framed by sociocultural notions of new literacies and a conceptual framework theorizing the rhetorical situation when sharing writing in…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Creative Writing, Discussion Groups, Teacher Role
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Cho, Byeong-Young; Afflerbach, Peter – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2015
Successful Internet reading requires making strategic decisions about what texts to read and a sequence for reading them, all in accordance with readers' goals. In this paper, we describe the process of realizing and constructing potential texts as an important and critical part of successful Internet reading and use verbal report data to…
Descriptors: Internet, Adolescents, Reading Strategies, Cognitive Processes
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Curwood, Jen Scott; Magnifico, Alecia Marie; Lammers, Jayne C. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2013
In order to understand the culture of the physical, virtual, and blended spheres that adolescents inhabit, we build on Gee's concept of affinity spaces. Drawing on our ethnographic research of adolescent literacies related to The Hunger Games novels, the Neopets online game, and The Sims videogames, this article explores the nature of…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Creativity, Writing Instruction, Student Motivation
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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