When you first learn to read, you learn to decode, or simply to make sense of the symbols you see. When you first learn to write, you learn to use those symbols to communicate on a very basic level. We call this ability to read and write literacy.
At some point, basic level literacy simply doesn’t cut it. As you continue to learn, you move beyond those basics into more complex literacy.
Think of episodes in your life where you (or someone close to you) were impacted by literacy level.
Reflect on what you wrote in the table. What can you conclude about the importance of literacy in everyday life?
This section focuses upon bringing together all of the reading, writing, and thinking strategies we have worked on in this class, plus a new one, to effectively analyze information and to write a persuasive essay.