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Next Level Grammar for a Digital Age
Teaching with Social Media and Online Tools for Rhetorical Understanding and Critical Creation




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ISBN 9780367697556
April 19, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
136 Pages 20 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

CO-PUBLISHED BY ROUTLEDGE AND THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF ENGLISH

This innovative book explores how digital language and tools can be used to teach applied grammar in the classroom. With a spotlight on internet language, Crovitz, Devereaux, and Moran demonstrate how students can practice rhetorical grammar with digital tools in order to use language purposefully. With an abundance of original strategies, prompts, and questions that tap into students’ existing skills, the book is designed to help students build a meta-awareness of language through critical digital literacy. Drawing on examples and activities from TikTok, Twitter, memes, texting, online videos, digital media, and more, chapters feature lesson plans centered around real-world digital scenarios that will engage and inspire students.

Ideal for pre-service and in-service English teachers, this book offers a blueprint for helping students use and evaluate language in the digital world and includes practical suggestions for using technology and rhetorical grammar to engage with and compose digital texts.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: Positioning Digital Literacy in a Modern Context

Chapter 2: Digital Literacy and Our Linguistic Worlds 

Section 1: Rhetorical Grammar in Digital Spaces

Chapter 3: 1s and 0s: The Digital Nuts and Bolts

Section 2: Language Moves in Digital Spaces

Chapter 4: Play or Be Played

Chapter 5: Grammar at Work in Digital Texts

Section 3: Counter the Narrative

Chapter 6: Helping Students Use Language in Digital Contexts to Understand and Change the World

Chapter 7: Linguistic and Cultural Appropriation in Digital Contexts

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Author(s)

Biography

Darren Crovitz is Professor of English Education at Kennesaw State University, USA.

Michelle D. Devereaux is Associate Professor of English Education at Kennesaw State University, USA.

Clarice Moran is Assistant Professor of English Education at Appalachian State University, USA.