Does texting positively or negatively affect literacy skills?
Text messaging (texting) has become an increasingly popular form of communication in recent years and will continue to grow as more and more individuals of all ages discover this method of communicating. It is a quick and creative technique of sending messages in a fast-paced world, yet, disliked by many. There has been much debate about the pros and cons of texting, as well as, great concern regarding its impact on literacy and the English language.
I would like to hear some of your views and personal experiences.
I also agree that texting does nothing to improve literacy skills, but then neither does the "Phonics" systems many grade schools use to teach children these days. Both of my children are great readers, but ask them to spell something and they spell exactly the way it sounds which is not necessarily the correct way. Furthermore, their schools actually encourage phonics spelling when writing in journals and essays. They will grade only on content and complete sentences and completely ignore spelling until about the fifth or sixth grade. The only time they're concerned with spelling is for that weeks spelling lesson and only the words on that weeks list and the test. When I went to school proper spelling was expected in all grades in everything we wrote and practiced daily. They can still earn an "A", but I feel the teacher should correct the spelling in red pen so that the child can see the correct spelling. Instead of getting an "A" and seeing all the words spelled incorrectly and still thinking they are spelled correctly. Of course, this is just my opinion and is not intended to start any heated debates with any educators out there that may not agree with me.
Hukt on foniks wurkt fr mi . . . !
Really though, I'm of two minds on the literacy question. On one side, for someone who is firmly grounded in literacy and understands that the 'text' talk is specific to that mode of communication, I don't think that it's a problem. It's when someone who is still learning gets lazy and adopts the shortcuts and believes that this is acceptable in day to day communications that it will undercut the building of literacy skills.
That's where the real problem lies.
something i accidently use texting in my essay writing that affect my grade.. careless!!
Since ive become a chronic text whore, my spelling has improved, so I would say, its a positive thing.
by Michael S. 7 years ago
How does partisan news (and anchors) positively or negatively affect the political process?
by cutiered 8 years ago
in what way does media affect us?
by TheMusiconomy 6 years ago
If I write a really long hub, over 3000 words, Will it negatively affect my hub score?
by ahmed.b 6 years ago
Does living in multilanguage environment,positively or negatively, effects children's IQ ?What are the other possible psychological problems would be encountered. How should parents get their children prepared to cope with such challenges. I am talking about Child of age 5. And Languages are Urdu...
by amsmoving 8 years ago
Has technology effected our society positively or negatively?
by CCahill 6 years ago
At What exact point of inactivity, Does a Hub begin to negatively affect your Google RankingsHubpages puts them auto in idle now but I wondered if the damage is already being done much before that, at what point does Google start downgrading you for a poor stream of traffic to a hub or a number of...
Copyright © 2019 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|