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Digital Reading and Writing in Composition Studies

1st Edition

Edited by Mary R. Lamb, Jennifer M. Parrott


240 pages | 21 B/W Illus.

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As digital reading has become more productive and active, the lines between reading and writing become more blurred. This book offers both an exploration of collaborative reading and pedagogical strategies for teaching reading and writing that reflect the realities of digital literacies.

This edited scholarly collection offers strategies for teaching reading and writing that highlight the possibilities, opportunities, and complexities of digital literacies. Part 1 explores reading and writing that happen digitally and offers frameworks for thinking about this process. Part 2 focuses on strategies for the classroom by applying reading theories, design principles, and rhetorical concepts to instruction. Part 3 introduces various disciplinary implications for this blended approach to writing instruction. What is emerging is new theories and practices of reading in both print and digital spaces—theories that account for how diverse student readers encounter and engage digital texts. This collection contributes to this work by offering strategies for sustaining reading and cultivating writing in this landscape of changing digital literacies.

The book is essential for the professional development of beginning teachers, who will appreciate the historical and bibliographic overview as well as classroom strategies, and for busy veteran teachers, who will gain updated knowledge and a renewed commitment to teaching an array of literacy skills. It will be ideal for graduate seminars in composition theory and pedagogy, both undergraduate and graduate; and teacher education courses, and will be key reading for scholars in rhetoric and composition interested in composition history, assessment, communication studies, and literature pedagogy.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Mary R. Lamb

Part 1 Collaborative Reading: Approaches to Reading in Crowded Digital Spaces

1 How Digital Writing and Design Can Sustain Reading, or Prezi is not just for Presentations—Well, Now, Maybe It Is

Donna Qualley

2 Developing Information Literacy through Critical Reading and Writing

Alice Horning

3 Arguing with Ourselves: Rhetorical Reading as/of Algorithms on the Web

Joshua Welsh

4 A Difference in Delivery: Reading Classroom Technology Practices

Matt Davis and Jacob Craig

Part 2 Teaching Writing and Reading in Digital Spaces

5 The Past, Present, and Future of Social Annotation

Amanda Licastro

6 Teaching Writing and Reading in Digital Spaces through the Rhetoric of Social Commentary

Suzanne Cope

7Annotating with Google Docs: Bridging Collaborative Digital Reading and Writing in the Composition Classrooms

Janine Morris

8 Situating Design: Cultivating Digital Readers and Writers in the Composition


Molly E. Daniel

9 Reading, Writing, Produsing: Fostering Students Authors in the Public Space

Catherine Gabor and Riley Nelson

10 Reorienting Relationships to Reading by Dwelling in Our Discomfort

Julie A. Myatt

11 Clip, Tag, Annotate: Active Reading Practices for Digital Texts

Jason McIntosh

Part 3 Implications and Institutional Contexts

12 Reading and Writing Digital Contexts across Campus: From FYC and FYE to ME to CE

Ed Nagelhout and Philip Rusche

13 Trending Information: Mapping Students’ Information Literacies against WPA Learning Outcomes in First-Year Writing

Jeanne Law Bohannon and Ella Greer

14 New Assessments for New Reading: An Evidence Based Approach

G. Travis Adams


Lynée L. Gaillet

About the Editors

Mary R. Lamb is Associate Professor in the Department of English at Clayton State University, USA

About the Series

Routledge Research in Writing Studies

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Digital Media / General
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Composition & Creative Writing