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    My description of literacy has expanded throughout the development of my life. I used to think that literacy was just the ability to read and write. Even though this is a part of being literate, over time I have derived to recognize that literacy is a complicated journey that includes studying how to take the written word and incorporate what it means to you. It also includes the ability to definite one’s thoughts and feelings through the written word. Since I have become older I have come to…

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    In today’s society, literacy is very vital and is how we are able to communicate and comprehend what others are saying. Having the ability to read and write is a skill that is used daily and something that gets taken for granted. For most people, it is like second nature and they forget that some people are not as fortunate. Illiteracy is a worldwide problem, there is no race, culture or social economic class that is unaffected. Fortunately as technology evolves it helps people who suffer from…

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    learning process. Recently, the topic of adolescent literacy has taken center stage, due to new studies and research. Adolescent literacy is not just about being able to decode words—in fact, it rarely is. The research regarding the topic is both inspiring and discouraging in different locations, at different levels, and within different subjects. How can anyone know what adolescents need in terms of literacy? The truth is, however, that adolescent literacy has come a long way in the more recent…

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    Literacy is defined as the ability to read and write. As a child, I was never the type to want to read, much less write. Spanish, being my first language, I always felt intimidated by the words like they would come out and bite me if I pronounced them wrong. I am the second child in a family of 9, but what would have been 11; having so many siblings, my mother never really had much time to teach me many things. I was surrounded by overwhelmingly Hispanic culture and language. As I did learn…

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    children and teens lazy, but could also affect their literacy skills in the future, writing papers and long essays. Not only has this cyber language become a part of social media, but some has even become a part of the English language, such as the word “selfie.” With the merging of cyber and English language, it could become a detriment to teen literacy in coming years and possibly is even now. One might think that the use of text language harming literacy is a foolish idea, but let…

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    This year I have the honor of spending my days with 24 five year just starting their literacy journey. The undertaking is a daunting task (thankfully I have an amazing classroom teacher leading the way), the standards in place for kindergarten students are high. Finding a balance between strategies that distill a text into identifying letters and producing letter sounds, and allowing the students to find delight in a book of their own choice is imperative. I am humbled daily by their…

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    they may go wherever they choose. Teaching and empowering students to be literate is laying the groundwork so that as they mature and become fully educated young adults they are able to embark on journey down the road into their adult life. Literacy in Business Education Business education may be taught as a stand alone elective class in many high schools, but to be successful in understanding the nuisances of the content requires the student to draw upon the knowledge and skills obtain in…

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    My literacy journey has been one that I am grateful for thus far. Throughout the years, my family and my teachers have been at the core of my literacy. The various teachers and professors who have taught me have really played a big role in ensuring that I have become as literate as they could possibly prepare me. My parents and siblings have always been a big part of this journey, especially in reading. They have supported me by encouraging me to read as many books as possible. Honestly, growing…

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    Literacy skill is often discussed yet rarely understood. Jenny and other Appalachian people do not acquire literacy skills because of their environment/culture/dialect, their personal choices, Discrimination against their culture, gender, the educational system and poverty. First of all, Jenny and other Appalachian people literacy skills was affected by their environment/culture/dialect. For instance, Jenny described that he maintains the household and takes on cleaning jobs. This shows the…

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    Meaning, is the core of literacy and therefore, literacy is far more than just reading and writing text as meaning is conveyed in many other forms such as visual literacy, auditory literacy, spatial literacy, critical literacy, tactile literacy, and many more. Multiliteracies are now incorporated into the Australian curriculum, not only in the English learning area but extended in other learning areas as students engage in a range of literacy rich activities (Australian Curriculum, 2013). The…

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