Literacy Essay Topics

The Rise of Novelist Prose

Novelist prose is distinguished by realism, informality, and a sense of  proximity to the reader. The reader must be able to identify with the protagonist, or the narrator, in order for prose to succeed as a novel. It is indeed the distinctive voice of individualism, and for this reason it is important to track its… View Article

Guy De Maupassant’s The Jewelry

According to critic W.E. Garrett Fisher, “(Maupassant’s) view of human nature was an utterly distorted one. On all hands he only saw the cruelty, the bestiality, above all, the ineffable stupidity of mankind. We hardly find one man or woman in his books who illustrates the nobler side of life.” (Piana, n. pag.)             Indeed,… View Article

Poststructuralism Paper

What is post-structuralism? How did come about and who started it? How can it be used as a strategy? It cannot be defined without a reference to Ferdinand de Saussere.  He is considered as the “creator of the modern theory of structuralism (UXL Encyclopedia of World Biography, 2003, p.1).”  He was responsible for what was… View Article

Information Literacy

Why is it important to understand the difference between computer literacy and information literacy? Information literacy differs from computer literacy in that information literacy is the ability to organize and analyze data whereas computer literacy simply pertains to the ability to use computer software or hardware. Information literacy goes far beyond the simple technical knowledge… View Article

Importance of Literacy

Literacy is the ability to think critically and understand what is being read. Illiteracy is a major problem in our society today. Without the ability to read, we cannot perform many common duties, some of which include driving, identifying medicine dosages, cooking, and teaching our children. Being literate is necessary for making an impact on… View Article

The Human Cost of an Illiterate Society

Jonathan Kozol is an American author, professor and activist. He is 76 years old. He spent his childhood in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1958, Kozol earned his Bachelor of Art (B.A.) degree in Harvard University and was offered a Rhodes scholarship. However, he declined it and moved to Paris, France in 4 years. He began to… View Article

Literary Log

“I see their dark forms, their beards move in the wind. I know nothing of them except that they are prisoners; and that is exactly what troubles me. Their life is obscure and guiltless;–if I could know more of them, what their names are, how they live, what they are waiting for, what their burdens… View Article

Philosophy of Literacy

One thing I will never forget in my Life is the miles I walked to School. I can still remember those muddy and dusty roads I walked just to get to School. Sometimes I have to Stay all day without food and water not just because I wasn’t hungry or thirsty but because my parents… View Article

The Problems That Confront an Illiterate Person

Being illiterate brings a lot of barriers that regular people can’t imagine. Think about how life is for people without the knowledge to write or even read? Illiteracy not only limits the ability to read and write, but also to communicate and develop in this society that is constantly changing. They have trouble adjusting to… View Article

Literacy and illiteracy in UAE

Education is one of the most basic factors for the uplifting of man’s basic level of understanding. The Middle East has suffered the most in terms of illiteracy of its nationals. UAE which is the most promising country in terms of infrastructure and economy of the Middle East has laid out certain strategic developments for… View Article

Basic Plan for Literacy Activities

The literacy plan is set to teach 5th grader students that need special education. This is primarily a plan for one week lesson in a classroom. The strategy of teaching is mainly composed of Activity (A), Discussion (D), Incorporation (I), Deepening (D), and Synthesis (S) or simply ADIDS. The literacy program or technique will basically… View Article

Significance of Literacy

Literacy is a significant component in every person’s life. It is the necessary tool to grasp or retain useful knowledge. Incorporating literacy in our life will contribute to our overall success in academics, or careers, as well as an understanding of human kind and nature. The following essay discusses the significance of literacy by introducing… View Article

Poverty and Illiteracy

The world of illiterate and poverty-ridden people is like a vast endless desert where literacy is like an oasis, a fertile land with fresh water flowing and majestic palm trees growing. Illiteracy keeps people chained to ignorance and superstition and is an obstacle in the path of civilization. With literacy comes awareness and awareness brings… View Article

Fostering citizen Information Literacy

For social and economic developments in a country there has to be a good information system (IFLA 2003). For an empowered nation all the citizens should have an easy access to information most especially the developing nations. This will make the citizens make decisions easily hence develop the country. Libraries should be well equipped and… View Article

Shared Reading

Introduction: Shared reading is an important instructional strategy in which the teacher explicitly engages students in the reading process. The shared reading offers an approach where teachers can use authentic literacy text to enable children to develop tactic and become confident and independent readers. The pioneer of this strategy was New Zealander Don Holdway (1979)…. View Article

Information Literacy in the Philippines

T he 2003 Functional Literacy, Education and Mass Media Survey (FLEMMS) is a national survey that gathers information on basic and functional literacy status of the population which will be used as basis of education policies and programs that will improve the coverage and quality of education and literacy in the country. It is the… View Article

Communication and Visual Literacy

Brian Kennedy’s lecture on visual literacy was very interesting. I’ve never really thought about visual literacy that way. You really don’t realize how you would perceive things in the world if you couldn’t see anything. He says that we learn everything visual first. Then the others things come after that. The more I think about… View Article

The Effects of a Low Literacy Rate

The Effects of a Low Literacy Rate “The devil of illiteracy had been given a staging post in the temple of the written word” –Dean Koontz. While the benefits of a high literacy rate tend to speak for themselves, many people prefer to overlook the costs of a low literacy rate. A low literacy rate… View Article

Computer Literacy

Teaching with New Technology is a series that provides teachers with practical, research-based approaches to using computer technologies in their language classrooms. We have deliberately chosen to use the term ‘computer-based technologies’ to highlight the technologies where the computer is an obvious tool. Many other classroom tools and artefacts use digital technology, but they do… View Article

Literacy in Mathematics

Abstract Understanding literacy in Math means more than just knowing the basic skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Mathematics is made of letters, numbers, symbols, and a vocabulary that form a language all its own. It is important for teachers to understand the complexities of Math and how to share strategies of learning for… View Article

The importance of literacy

Literacy is known as the ability to read and write. It is the ability to communicate with each other, and to understand the concepts of everything. It does not mean that you will find literacy in a book because it can be found at any place on a daily basis. For example, while watching television,… View Article

My Definition of Literacy

Literacy is a term that can be defined indefinitely by a number of people, depending on their circumstances and situations, but to me it deals with an individual’s ability to read and write, communication, and one’s ability to convey meaning to others. Some words have multiple meanings and what it means to one individual, may… View Article

Writing reading

Not many people know the difficulties illiteracy brings to everyday life. Imagine not being able to read a restaurant menu, understand your bank statement, or read hazard signs along the road. Even rudimentary literacy skills enable us to be self-sufficient, interact better with others, and contribute more to society. “The capacity to read and write… View Article

Linguistics writing

Literacy is the ability to read and write[1]. The inability to do so is called illiteracy or analphabetism. Visual literacy includes in addition the ability to understand visual forms of communication such as body language,[2] pictures, maps, and video. Evolving definitions of literacy often include all the symbol systems relevant to a particular community. Literacy… View Article

English Literacy

The class I will be taking for my three lessons contains 25 grade 9 students. Of these students there is 15 girls and 10 boys. 12 of these students are currently working at the average literacy level for grade 9 students. There are 8 students working at an above average level, and 5 students at… View Article

Education in Pakistan

Education in Pakistan is overseen by the government’s Ministry of Education and the provincial governments, whereas the federal government mostly assists in curriculum development, accreditation and in the financing of research. The article 25-A of Constitution of Pakistan obligates the state to provide free and compulsory quality education to children of the age group 5… View Article

A Perspective of Cultural Conflict in Classroom

This paper draws from the understanding that cultural differences and imbalance has extensively repressed the process of learning as well as literacy development. This factor is evident by the continual differential treatment of teachers on white and black children thus affecting the progress of colored children in literacy development. Learning literacy encompass the efforts employed… View Article

Literacy assessment tool critique

The article that is hereby assessed titled “Early Reading Assessment: A Guiding Tool for Instruction” emphasized on the benefit of assessment as essential element of education. The article noted the diversity of the levels of students’ background and skills that could be addressed through assessments. As its basic purpose, the assessment can help identify skills… View Article

Alternative Learning System

Introduction The Alternative Learning System or ALS is a parallel learning system that provides a viable alternative to the existing formal education instruction (Guerrero, 2007, p. 2). It is a program by the Department of Education (DepEd), through its Bureau of Alternative Learning System that helps disabled people, cultural minority members, out-of-school youth, former inmates… View Article