Digital Literacy Tools to Enhance English Reading and Writing Skills: A Detailed Literature Review

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This study examines, explore and analyse the factors which enhance students’ English reading and writing skills through digital literacy tools. Literature was reviewed to gather and select important research papers for this study, and the research articles reviewed were of the qualitative, quantitative and mixed-method in approach. Areas such as digital literacy tools, communication (reading & writing) skills, TPACK teaching model and socially shared cognition theory were given position. Digital literacy tools comprised of tablets, laptops, computers, digital interactive whiteboards, digital audiobooks, videos, smartphones and multimedia and so on. Vocabulary, phonic awareness, reading comprehension, reading fluency and reading with expression are of the factors of reading skills while grammar skills, spelling and vocabulary, writing simple and compound sentences, rearranging the jumbled words to correct sentences and writing paragraphs are the factors of writing skills. A conceptual framework (DLTCTC) was developed by the researcher while carefully exploring the literature.


1-Victoria Joseph
PhD Scholar, Department of Education, Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology, Karachi, Pakistan

2-Najmonnisa Khan
Associate Professor, Department of Education, Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science, and Technology, Karachi, Pakistan


Communication, Digital Literacy Tools, Effectiveness, English Reading, Fluency, Vocabulary and Writing.

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Published: 09 2020

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