Makes reading and writing less intimidating and more fun!
Texting has become a new way of communicating and educating.
Many people fear that textisms are ruining the English language and destroying teens’ sense of grammar, but that isn’t the case. Using textisms actually requires a better grasp of language. Get Kids Texting!
LOLOMGTTYLBRBBBLTTYS143<3 BFF 2MORO BTW CYA L8R IDK GR8 ILYJK NP ROFL THX XOXO TMI PPL Using abbreviations common in text messages improves spelling in students.
The students that use the most ‘textisms’ in their text messages are better readers. Vosloo, Steve. “The effects of texting on literacy: Modern scourge or opportunity? (2009) : 1-7
Additional Sources Crystal, David. Txtng: The Gr8 Db8. 1st. Oxford, NY: Oxford University Press, 2008. 1-231. Print. Plester, B., C. Wood, and V. Bell. "Txt msgn school literacy: does texting and knowledge of. text abbreviations adversely affect children’s literacy attainment?." (2008): 137- 144. Web. 10 Mar 2011