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ERIC Number: EJ1221631
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2374-7404
Making Connections: An Analogy between Traditional and Online Text
Bledsoe, Christie; Pilgrim, Jodi; Vasinda, Sheri; Martinez, Elda
Texas Journal of Literacy Education, v7 n1 p10-24 Sum 2019
Today's student must be able to work in an online environment. This often presents unique challenges for elementary students as they develop and extend fundamental literacy skills to various media. Many text features such as titles, headings, authors, and copyrights are easily transferable from paper to an online format; however, orientation and navigation of text differ in online environments where text offers dynamic features not possible in traditional print resources. We present a parallel comparison of traditional and online text to illustrate how online texts mimic their analog counterparts and highlight ways in which they differ. This offers teachers a way to make learning about text features of both formats more concrete for their students.
Texas Journal of Literacy Education. Texas Woman's University Department of Reading, MCL 9th Floor, PO Box 425769, Denton, TX 76204. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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