Developing Adolescent Literacy in the Online Classroom: Strategies for All Content Areas



Recipient of the 2021 Divergent Book Award for Excellence in 21st Century Literacies Research given by the Initiative for 21st Century Literacies Research Today's secondary virtual teachers are tasked with designing and implementing effective literacy instructional approaches for adolescent online learners. Neglecting to consider the magnitude of possessing literacy skills needed in today's world and not teaching literacy effectively may lead to challenges for students in school and beyond. For most educators, one's toolbox of literacy instructional strategies center around approaches intended for the traditional brick-and-mortar classroom. But methods of reading and writing within the online classroom differ from those within the traditional school setting. Though online students are often separated by time and space, it's entirely possible for virtual teachers to utilize literacy strategies that actively entice and encourage student learning and engagement. This text provides virtual teachers a variety of strategies for translating traditional literacy instruction and assessment into the online classroom.

Product Details

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publish Date
June 30, 2020
6.0 X 0.44 X 9.0 inches | 0.77 pounds

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About the Author

Brooke B. Eisenbach is associate professor of Middle and Secondary Education at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. She is a former middle school English and Young Adult Literature teacher and taught students aged twelve to nineteen within an English I virtual school course. Paula Greathouse is associate professor of Secondary English Education at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, TN. She is a former secondary ELA and Reading teacher and was the co-creator and teacher of the dropout prevention online English program in her former school district.