Adolescent Literacy, Field Tested
New Literacies in the Secondary Classroom
This chapter provides an overview of new literacies and discusses how they might be used to support adolescents' literacy development. It defines the term and discusses how this construct has changed over time. It provides extended examples of two forms of new literacies—blogging and digital storytelling—to reflect how interactivity and multimodality can be implemented across the curriculum. It offers suggestions for further web-based reading about both forms and considers typical challenges related to integrating them in secondary classrooms. Finally, it suggests areas for future exploration by teachers and researchers of the impact of addressing new literacies in the classroom. Questions to spark reflection and discussion are also provided.
Chandler-Olcott, K. (2009).
New Literacies in the Secondary Classroom.
In S.R. Parris, D. Fisher, & K. Headley (Eds.), Adolescent Literacy, Field Tested (pp. 82-93). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.