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The Reading Teacher


International Literacy Association



Multilingual learners live in a digital world where they can access and create knowledge in multiple modes through digital tools. Yet, teachers are often not supported in harnessing these resources to capitalize on students' linguistic and cultural repertoires. The authors reflect on data from teachers indicating a need to support teachers as they engage students in digital composition with asset orientations, such as translanguaging. Translanguaging with digital, collaborative writing is presented as a strategy based on author insights from classroom teaching. This article addresses the demand for multilingual learner (ML) translingual compositions through digital, collaborative writing.


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