Sunday, December 04, 2005

Txt msging: a gr8 nu grmr XRcise?

Check out this fascinating lesson plan from CBBC on how to incorporate text messaging into classroom activities.

Can you reduce an entire book to a simple text message? This 13-year-old reader can:
"Lord of the Rings: I wnt my rng bak. U cnt hav it. Big fight. Rng in2 vlcno. End."
-Neil, 13, Crawley

Looking at text messaging (or at "msn speak") can be an interesting exercise in literacy. It's a good example of how different degrees of formality exist in the English language!

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