Presentation on theme: "A Tool Kit for 21st Century Literacy in the Public School Classroom"— Presentation transcript:
1A Tool Kit for 21st Century Literacy in the Public School Classroom Erin MulePaul Montaperto
2What is the relevance of literacy? “No skill is more crucial to the future of a child, or to a democratic and prosperous society, than literacy.” - Los Angeles Times, "A Child Literacy Initiative for the Greater Los Angeles Area"Literacy is about more than reading or writing - it is about how we communicate in society. It is about social practices and relationships, about knowledge, language, and culture. Literacy...finds its place in our lives alongside other ways of communicating. Indeed, literacy itself takes on many forms: on paper, on the computer screen, on TV, on posters and signs. Those who use literacy take it for granted - but those who cannot use it are excluded from much communication in today's world. Indeed, it is the excluded who can best appreciate the notion of "literacy as freedom." - UNESCO statement for the United Nations Literacy“Yet in our enthusiasm for the idea that everyone should be able to read and write fluently, we may be missing a crucial point: in today's culture, finely honed literacy skills are simply not as important as they once were.” - Hugh Mackay“You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.” - George W. BushShare data about top 10 desired skills employers look for in recruits.
3Literacy Empowers…Two-thirds of the prison population in Britain is illiterate.Over 600 million people in Asia cannot read or write.One-third of incoming college freshmen enroll in remedial reading, writing or math classes.Non-literate adults average $240 per week in wages and highly literate individuals $681 per week.Click here for video clip
4Elements of Literacy Reading and Writing Literacy Numerical Literacy Media LiteracyInformation LiteracyDigital LiteracyFinancial LiteracyCultural LiteracyHealth Literacy"Literacy is the ability to identify, understand, interpret, create, communicate and compute, using printed and written materials associated with varying contexts. Literacy involves a continuum of learning to enable an individual to achieve his or her goals, to develop his or her knowledge and potential, and to participate fully in the wider society."“…the ability to read and write and use numeracy, to handle information, to express ideas and opinions, to make decisions and solve problems, as family members, workers, citizens and lifelong learners."
5How do we provide successful literacy programs to our students? Rigor, Relevance, RelationshipsDifferentiationVariety and InterestAligned with 21st century skillsStudent empowerment
7Reading Literacy Skills Before Reading Strategies:Read aloudsAnticipation guideBuild Vocabulary:Word Analysis ChartWord Wall GamesWord Connections OrganizerWord Anticipation GuideFrayer ModelBingo/Jeopardy GamesAct out the wordMake a flip bookStrategies During and After Reading:Tips for Notetaking – Student Handout2 column notes3 column notesSequence flow chartDigital StoriesVideographyAlso see writing and oral communication ideasRecognize Text Features to find InformationHow to recognize organization patternsTextbook Scavenger Hunt
8Writing Literacy Skills Key words – summaryRAFT papersGraphic Organizers/Mind MappingCreate a brochureWrite a newspaper articleAdvertisementsDiary entriesPoems or songs
9Communication Literacy Skills Mix and MingleReading Circles – Role CardsDebate/Mock Trial – Decision-making graphic organizerPresent a news programInterviewDocumentaryVideographyDigital stories
10Information Literacy Skills DISCOVER…the road to 21st century literacyClick here for video clip