New Literacies of the Internet
“New Literacies on the Internet” is a free, online professional development workshop from the Annenberg Foundation. It is part of a professional development strand focused on teaching reading in grades 3-5. The workshop features Dr. Donald Leu, Professor of Education at the University of Connecticut, who is an expert in the literacy skills and strategies that students need to navigate and read information on the Internet. The workshop resources and activities: introduce how reading on the Internet involves a unique set of comprehension skills and strategies, present approaches to teaching these skills and strategies, and provide activities and lesson suggestions to try in the classroom.