I have asked this question myself but have not had the opportunity to observe students in school. When we ask our T1 middle & high school kids to write in our Title I classes, it is in relation to a skill we are teaching in reading. When you see kids write in text , what do you do? (Be sure to read the comments at the end of the article.) Interesting. Let's share observations.
Duz Txting Hurt Yr Kidz Gramr? Absolutely, a New Study Says. Sarah Sparks. 7.27. Education Week - Inside School Research