Chapter 6: The Moves of Argument in Social Media


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Created by Kristen Hawley Turner and Troy Hicks

Developing Arguments via Social Media


To build students’ mindfulness in social media spaces, we first need to help them see their participation in those networks as real reading and writing. The following activity, helps students to think about social media as a reading and writing space.


Fact Checking Sites

Resources from the Chapter



Second version of the poster, courtesy of Heinemann
Second version of the poster, courtesy of Heinemann
Thinking about Conversation on Social Media


Resources Related to the "Fake News" Controversy that began in November/December 2016

Browser Extensions for Mindfully Reading in Relation to Fake News


Additional Resources


For more resources on teaching digital writing, please check out Troy's blog "Digital Writing, Digital Teaching" and resources on his wiki page. Additionally, check out the companion wiki for the books The Digital Writing Workshop and Crafting Digital Writing. For resources on Connected Reading, check out the companion wiki for the book Connected Reading: Teaching Adolescent Readers in a Digital World.