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Information technology -- Study and teaching (Secondary); Language arts (Secondary) -- Computer-assisted instruction;


The New Literacies are an important aspect of education in the 21 st Century. As with any educational reform, there is some confusion surrounding the terminology of this movement. This paper will review the major components of the new literacies as well as examining the increased use of technology within the secondary writing workshop classroom. With the advancement of technology, students are incorporating more computer use both in and out of the classroom. ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) literacy skills must begin to transition into all classrooms; teaching includes the use of technology as part of instruction rather than a separate skill. This paper describes the importance of incorporating ICTs into the literacy curriculum as well as strategies various authors have incorporated into secondary classrooms. This paper finishes with how to transition the secondary writing workshop classroom into the 21st Century.

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Master of Arts


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Mingshui Cai

Second Advisor

James S. Davis


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