Writing Instruction for Generation 2.0

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Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2011 - Education - 113 pages
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Writing Instruction for Generation 2.0 addresses many of the concerns teachers have about the impact of the digital world on student writing and suggests ways for teachers to approach these issues within a 21st century literacies framework. This book is not about teaching the writing process, running a writing workshop, or using specific digital tools to support writing instruction. Forward-thinking teachers who wish to understand the 21st century literacies, understand what youth are doing in respect to those literacies, and discover how they can apply this knowledge to classroom instruction will find answers to their questions. The chapters include specific suggestions, but those suggestions are meant as a jumping-off point for imaginative and innovative teachers to adapt to meet the specific needs of students in their classrooms.

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Gloria E. Jacobs is an associate professor of literacy education at St. John Fisher College, and she earned her Ph.D. at the University of Rochester's Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development. She has presented her work on adolescent literacy and technology at international and national conferences and has published her research in journals such as Reading Research Quarterly, the Journal of Literacy Research, and the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy.

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