All About Literacy

Not every teacher is a reading teacher, but all teachers are teachers of literacy.

Literacy Reframed

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Findings from research on literacy and cognitive science show evidence of processes that empower students to become successful readers. The elements of literacy are not new. They have simply been reframed in the big picture approach of how youngsters learn to read. Three areas, the sound of literacy (phonics), the look of literacy (vocabulary) and the knowingness (knowledge) of literacy are reframed around knowingness.  To feature the ultimate goals of reading-to motivate, educate and entertain; to celebrate the joy of reading.

The Right To Be Literate

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Consider the enormous advancement in the mission and the management of how we teach literacy in the “touch screen world”. Learn how to integrate six, active, engaging literacy strategies with the rigorous standards adopted by the states when blending print and digital.

21st Century Literacy: Read Fast! – Write Well! – Listen Hard! – Speak True! – View Often! – Represent Always!

Literacy Matters

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Literacy Matters is well suited for ”second-chance readers”- Middle, Secondary, Special Needs with effective student interventions. Try the skills of literacy: reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing, representing. 

Try these strategies every teacher can use, regardless of their area of expertise. Use the key skills of the literate person…  write to read and read to write. Try specific strategies: 1)“SQ3R” for reading informational text (2)“DRTA” for understanding narrative text and 3)“PRIOR Knowledge” for deeper and more lasting comprehension.

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