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Dowdall, Clare – Literacy, 2009
Social networking can currently be described as a mainstream youth activity, with almost half of 8-17-year-old children, who have access to the Internet, claiming to participate. As an activity it is of particular interest to literacy educators because it is enacted through the production and consumption of text. However, a growing body of…
Descriptors: Text Structure, Social Networks, Elementary School Students, Computer Mediated Communication
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Kelly, Alison; Safford, Kimberly – Literacy, 2009
This paper draws upon data from a research project, undertaken in 2 Year 6 classrooms during the 2006 World Cup, to analyse how children used complex sentence structures in their writing on a football web-log. We explore how the confluence of a temporary, popular, global event and an online forum for communication created a moment of linguistic…
Descriptors: Sentences, Writing Instruction, Sentence Structure, Grade 6