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Toward a Theory of New Literacies Emerging From the Internet and Other Information and Communication December 27, 2005

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Toward a Theory of New Literacies Emerging From the Internet and Other Information and Communication
The essence of both reading and reading instruction is change. Reading a book changes us forever as we return from the worlds we inhabit during our reading journeys with new insights about our surroundings and ourselves. Teaching a student to read is also a transforming experience. It opens new windows to the world and creates a lifetime of opportunities. Change defines our work as both literacy educators and researchers — by teaching a student to read, we change the world.

The impact of new literacies, and the historical context in which change has occured is the focus of this article. Donald Leu has consistantly intrigued me with his writing and the perspective in which he brings. Those that argue that the read/write web is but another ‘fad’ or extrapolation of the emerging internet should reflect on this article.

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