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INTRODUCTION TO LITERACY IN ENGLISH
This class is focused on literacy in English. The class will address the reading, writing, speaking and listening modes in the English curriculum.
The central aim of being literate in English means having the skills to read, write and speak and to understand and create meaning. The demands of being literate, requires students to use a range of literacy practices. The Operation, Cultural and Critical dimensions creates core understandings of literacy in literacy activities and are multifaceted and interrelated. These practices are:
Operational Dimension involves the ‘how to’ knowledge, or mechanical aspects of literacy. This gives access to other literary dimensions. These skills include
- Deciphering words
- Understanding the different resources needed for different types of texts – such as visual images.
Cultural Dimension focuses on
- Making meaning
- Making use of written, spoken and electronic texts in social contexts.
Critical Dimension emphasizes
- Reflecting on, questioning and questioning views and beliefs embedded in texts
- Activities that challenge taken-for-granted assumptions about the texts and their sources
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