OMG! LOL! BTW! IDK! JK! WT..., well, you get the picture. But, you may be asking, what's the point? As a seventh-grade English teacher, I find myself facing a dilemma that does not have me rolling on the floor laughing (that's ROFL, for the uninitiated): teaching writing to the emoticon generation.
In just a few weeks, seventh-graders across Texas will take their state-mandated writing test. What used to be TAKS is now STAAR, which we've been assured is far more challenging than all previous incarnations. Great. This for kids who remind me daily how much they don't like to write. (That is, when they aren't telling me how much they don't like to read. I know! OMG, right?)
Via Charles Tiayon