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What happens when high school freshmen discuss "reading," "text," and "identity" and are given Flip cameras to communicate to a methods class of pre-service English teachers what they see as their identities as readers and writers? "Literacy in Our Lives" as an activity grew out of the "Motives for Reading" Unit in The Teachers' Strategy Guide: Reading in a Participatory Culture" (slated to be...
Learning a new genre—whatever the form—can remind us of what it means to learn to write. In February 2009, I created a Twitter account. As Director of the Ozarks Writing Project at Missouri State University, a site of the National Writing Project, I imagined using Twitter to provide updates about events at our site. Twitter seemed like an enormous bulletin board. The first times I tweeted, I...

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