Literacy Is An Important Skill That Our Students Must Have Education

808 Words Jan 24th, 2016 4 Pages
Literacy is an important skill that our students must have in education today. After reading Education Reform articles that define content and process knowledge and some background knowledge of my own; I understand that content knowledge and process knowledge are different. Content knowledge is prior knowledge that a reader has before reading on a topic. For example, when introduce the story The Hungry Caterpillar to my students, I would ask what do they know about butterflies and caterpillar. The information that they tell me such as a butterfly flies, a caterpillar turns to a butterfly, or how they look is their content knowledge of this story.
On the other hand, process knowledge is how the reader perceives the text or information they are reading. An example of this is when we listen to a song or read the lyrics to a song. My friend and I both like the song Hello by Adele. I think she is trying to get back with her ex and my friend thinks she is trying to make peace with her ex.

As we know, there is no “one size fits all” in learning. This makes it an essential reason for differentiation to take place in our classrooms today. In the chapter, of Literacy Matters pg 20, we get some information that will help us understand why differentiation is an important aspect of content literacy and learning. The literacy requirements of our students are requiring higher order thinking. We need to find a teaching method that will engage our students. We know that students have…

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