Sunday, August 8, 2010


Check out what I found in our local Target store.

And have you heard the new OMG song? It won’t be long before there’s a song, or a poem, or a TV Show called either LOL or ROTFL. (Perhaps it’s already in development?)

It makes me wonder about how life and art interact with each other…whether it’s imitations, reflections, or just influence from constant usage.

It also makes me wonder about traditional writing practice and what a teacher values about communication and processes over what a kid values. What’s the bottom line? Perfect grammar or communication? The ability to be articulate or the ability to transmit a message?

Or perhaps do we just add a new audience consideration to our model, and let students develop what matters to them in the context of what they will experience as they learn to write for different purposes?

If you don’t know what in the world this is all about…check out these links:

Text and Chat Acronyms

Why Text Message Symbols

Another List

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