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Teaching Through the Twitterverse: Using Twitter to Teach Critical Reading in the First Year Writing Classroom Handout

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Title:Teaching Through the Twitterverse: Using Twitter to Teach Critical Reading in the First Year Writing Classroom Handout
Authors:Christie, Amanda
Keywords:technology
Twitter
analysis
critical thinking
reading
Date Issued:08 Apr 2017
Publisher:Honolulu: 2017 UH First-Year Writing Symposium
Abstract:The fifth FW Hallmark within the UH system is “to help students read texts and make use of a variety of sources in expressing their own ideas, perspectives, and/or opinions in writing.” I have designed an in-class analysis activity that works to address this Hallmark in terms of guiding students to read short texts more critically and in-depth. It also works to provide students with experience analyzing a type of text that many of them view on a daily basis but may not necessarily critically interrogate or perhaps think of as source material for their own writing: Twitter posts. In my teaching demo, I will demonstrate that posts and information found in the Twittersphere can serve as powerful source material for practicing close reading, critical analysis, and logical argument – all key elements of the fifth FY Hallmark.
Description:This talk was presented as part of Breakout Session 5 | Panel 1: "Digital Literacy." This is the handout from the talk.
Pages/Duration:6 pages
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/46929
Appears in Collections: Breakout 05, Panel 01: Digital Literacy


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