The idea...is to reduce writing "opinion untethered to evidence" and "decontextualized" writing—writing not based on the reading of a text—in favor of writing that requires students to read, comprehend, and respond to text, grounding their interpretations in evidence found there. That shift reﬂects what young people can expect in college and work.
Reading to promote writing, writing to develop reading.
Literate 21st Century readers and writers must:• Develop proﬁciency with the tools of technology • Build relationships with others to pose and solve problems collaboratively and cross-culturally • Design and share information for global communities to meet a variety of purposes • Manage, analyze and synthesize multiple streams of simultaneous information • Create, critique, analyze, and evaluate multi-media texts • Attend to the ethical responsibilities required by these complex environments
“Design and share information for global communitiesto meet a variety of purposes.”
In a networked world,writing must be transparent.
My six-year-olds ARE blogging for millions of strangers, many of whom take the time to help themlearn. “Strangers” have taken the time to comment, toencourage and to help my students learn many things that I could never have taught them on my own.
In a networked world,writing must be connected.