Although most educators know they can use computers to successfully deliver reading instruction, many are grappling with how to incorporate computers into their classrooms in ways that best enhance students' literacy learning. This new book in the Kids Insight series will help you reflect on and gain insights into the complex nature of the teaching-learning process when computers are used to support students' literacy growth. Author Maureen Carroll shares her study of how one teacher and her elementary-grade students integrated computer-based literacy instruction into their curriculum. The chapters highlight the three major themes that emerged from the study - collaboration, exploration, and play - to help you understand the diverse ways in which computers both foster and hinder students' literacy development. You'll ultimately discover that technology's function should not be to replace the instruction that is already in place but to enhance it. Reflection Points and classroom vignettes will provoke thought and discussion about computer-based literacy instruction. Lessons, such as Internet Scavenger Hunt and Family Fun Night, also are offered to help you begin integrating computer use in your classroom. Use this book to imagine new instructional possibilities, undertake new classroom activities, and question your own teaching-learning process as you use computers to support your students' literacy growth.