What is literacy?

  • Ability to read
  • Ability to comprehend what is read
  • Ability to understand why the words are arranged as they are.
  • Being able to form a thought and communicate it.
  • Literacy is a form of communication begun as an infant (call & response w/caregiver).
  • Literacy incorporates many forms; it is not just opening a book
  • Nintendo literacy
  • Literacy is all technology, not just writing
  • Nobody is completely literate?
  • Can you be literate w/o using a computer?
  • Familial history w/politcs
  • Gender roles and politics?
  • Read, write, and speak in lang. other than English?

What surprised you about the readings on literacy?

  • civic/political literacy
  • not just reading
  • employment literacy
    • technology
    • professional portfolio of work
  • read newspapers
  • proactive literacy (going out and learning; not waiting for someone to come to you)

How might literacy be taught?

  • TEKS/SELA as guidelines
  • Bring in technology
  • Apply your own experience
    • Use visual prompts for reading
    • Worksheets are bad
    • Have a variety of materials
    • Ask questions
    • Word play