noun | [ lit-er-uh-see ]

Literacy is the ability to read and write, whereby we can effectively understand and use written communication in all media, print, and electronic. It is a means of expression and communication, through a variety of media. It includes our ability to understand, evaluate, use and engage with texts, in order to develop our knowledge, potential and participation in society.

We need literacy in order to engage with the written word in everyday life. Besides functional use, literacy plays a vital role in transforming us into socially engaged citizens. Being able to read and write means being able to keep up with current events, communicate effectively, and understand the issues and trends that are shaping our world.

Literacy In Action

The person will be able to:

  • Read and comprehend written material on any media.
  • Write to communicate what they know.
  • Select, read, and view with understanding a range of literature, information, media, and visual texts.
  • Interpret, select, and combine information, using a variety of strategies, resources, and technologies.
  • Respond critically to a range of texts, applying their understanding of language, form, and genre.

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