Text messaging champion

This past Saturday, in New York, a thirteen year old claimed the title of US Texting Champion and $25,000. Messages were viewed on an overhead screen, quickly texted and whomever reached the judge first with correct punctuation in message, won.

What a great library program idea (well, maybe not that much prize money!) and a good way to acknowledge teens literacy skills. Check out this book, Teens, Technology and Literacy; Or, Why Bad Grammar Isn’t Always Bad by Linda Braun for more on this topic.

Posted by Kelly Czarnecki

About Kelly Czarnecki

Kelly Czarnecki is a Teen Librarian at ImaginOn with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. She is a member of the YALSA blog advisory board.
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