Dr. Kristen Hawley Turner and Dr. Troy Hicks of Central Michigan University published a new book Connected Reading: Teaching Adolescent Readers in a Digital World.
As readers of all ages increasingly turn to the Internet and a variety of electronic devices for both informational and leisure reading, teachers need to reconsider not just who and what teens read but where and how they read as well. Having ready access to digital tools and texts doesn’t mean that middle and high school students are automatically thoughtful, adept readers. So how can we help adolescents become critical readers in a digital age?
Read the full description and listen to an interview on the National Council of Teachers of English website.
Drs. Turner and Hicks published a companion wiki with additional resources and discussions.