Youth are spending more time on the Internet

* Computer-mediated communication - (e-mail, chat rooms, message boards) places expectations on participants to accurately communicate their ideas to an audience

 * Students engaged in computer-mediated communication (CMC) learned literacy skills through social exchanges

* Motivation and engagement are critical for adolescent readers

OmI's E-mail-Interactive novel, The, incorporates computer-mediated communication -- motivating students to read and write.