How Adolescents Analyze Literature in Digital Environments

How Adolescents Analyze Literature in Digital Environments
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 7:00am

In this study, Blaine Smith closely examines 10th-grade students as they collaboratively create multimodal projects connected to literature in multilingual ELA classes. Findings from this project will advance the field in understanding how students’ literacy-learning is revealed, and how it travels and transforms across different modalities in digital environments. The outcome will also aid English Language Arts teachers in effectively integrating digital multimodal projects to support literary analysis. Funded by a National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship, this two-year project looks at how culturally and linguistically diverse adolescents analyze literature through visuals, sound, text, and movement, as well as how the ideas developed transfer to their academic writing.