If you’ve ever exchanged text messages with a teenager, you know that they are masters of acronyms.
While adults might throw an “LOL” or “FYI” into a text or email, teens have taken casual acronyms to a whole new level.
Reading a text conversation between teenagers can feel like deciphering a cryptic code.
Consequently, any teacher using technology in the classroom likely has to spend more than one lesson reminding students that these informal acronyms shouldn’t be used in academic writing.
That said, there are plenty of acronyms that can be a part of professional writing and correspondence.
RSVP, MD, and GMO are just a few examples.
This week, help your students hone their skills using the CAPS LOCK key with a fun activity, Acromania.
Students will learn the meaning of common acronyms that are appropriate to use in their writing all while practicing proper capitalization and CAPS LOCK use.
Text language may not be going anywhere, but at least you can reinforce the appropriate use of acronyms in writing.
TTYL (talk to ya later)!