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Below, find some research articles about digital writing.
Lenhart, Amanda, et. al. "Writing, Technology, and Teens." PEW Internet & American Life Project. April 24, 2008.
"Teens write a lot, but they do not think of their emails, instant and text messages as writing. This disconnect matters because teens believe good writing is an essential skill for success and that more writing instruction at school would help them."
PEW Report 2008 Teens Writing and Tech.pdf
Watson, Cindy. "Encouraging reluctant writers through the use of multimodal formats."
Literacy Learning: The Middle Years
16.2 (2008): i+. Educator's Reference Complete. Web. 6 Jan. 2010.
This article includes several ideas for middle school digital writing, including a class e-zine.
Watson_Encouraging Reluctant Writers.pdf
Yancey, Kathleen Blake. "Writing in the 21st Century: A Report from the National Council of Teacher of English." (2009). NCTE.
This report summarizes what 21st Century literacy is and the implications of participatory writing on instruction.
Yancey_Writing in 21stc NCTE Report.pdf
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