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  • 1. : Tools for Reaching Young Readers By: Cristy Moran LIS 6303, Prof. Martin Transliteracy Next
  • 2. What is ?
    • “ Transliteracy is the ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media from singing and orality through handwriting, print, TV, radio and film, to digital social networks.”
      • Sue Thomas
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  • 3. Why is Important?
    • Information landscape has changed.
    • 21 st century people get information from a wide range of sources and are asked to express information across those platforms.
    • Transliteracy is about being able to learn, think critically, and share across traditional and emerging information landscapes.
    Previous Next Transliteracy How literate are we? We read on … Computers Email E-readers Blogs Chat Smartphone We learn through … Lecture Radio Audiobook Images Music
  • 4. 21 st Century Education
    • According to the Media Literacy Project , “Media literate youth and adults are better able to understand the complex messages we receive from television, radio, Internet, newspapers, magazines, books, billboards, video games, music, and all other forms of media.”
    • Groups like Partnership for 21 st Century Skills advocate for inclusion of technology and media literacy skills into traditional curricula in order to meet demand of 21 st century life.
    Previous Next Studying on paper will be just one way of studying
  • 5. for Young Readers
    • There are several examples of transliteracy projects with the potential to appeal to young readers
    • What’s to appeal to them?
      • Creative collaboration
      • Mixed-format storytelling
      • Exciting, dynamic material
      • Differentiated experience of the material
    Transliteracy Previous Next Social Tools Digital Books Gaming Elements Interactive Learning Adaptive Technology Individualized Experience Dynamic Sounds and Images
  • 6. Some Examples…
    • Inanimate Alice , a story told through digital and multimedia formats with a high level of interactivity and meeting different levels of readers as they improve their reading abilities
    • Pottermore , JK Rowling’s digital gaming companion to the Harry Potter series of novels
      • Currently in Beta testing
    • Fallow Field , a digital novel with an interactive interface that allows users to highlight and move through text and images using hyperlinks and other engaging tools
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  • 7. Further Reading on ____________
    • Visit Bobby Newman’s blog, Librarian By Day , and read her introduction to transliteracy at .
    • Visit the Transliteracy Research Group’s blog at
    • View the Transliteracy as a Blueberry Smoothie video at
    • Learn about integrating traditional and emerging literacies in education at The Partnership for 21 st Century Skills’s site at .
    • A Million Penguins is a collaborative writing project produced by Penguin Publishers and some reflections and data can be found at their site
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