"From Attitudes to Action: Promoting Positive Literacy Beliefs and Practices Through Digital Scaffolding"
AERA 2018 Annual Meeting: “The Dreams, Possibilities, and Necessity of Public Education”
April 13-17, 2018
Title: "From Attitudes to Action: Promoting Positive Literacy Beliefs and Practices Through Digital Scaffolding"
Authors: Yenda Prado, Mark Warschauer, Penelope Collins
This study investigated how Visual Syntactic Text Formatting (VSTF), a digital literacy intervention, impacted the development of students’ literacy attitudes, beliefs, and practices at two intermediate schools in Southern California. VSTF holds great potential to strengthen academic achievement in traditionally underserved populations such as ELLs or children with exceptional needs. Studies to date indicate positive gains for students who incorporate VSTF into their reading practices. However, an investigation into the affective impact of VSTF, as it relates to students’ literacy attitudes, beliefs, and practices, has yet to be conducted. This study explores how digital literacy intervention features engage struggling readers less responsive to more traditional pedagogies.