Polk County's Literacy Resource Directory Literacy Directory 2nd Edition - Page 4

What is Literacy?  Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening, and Language There’s Nothing More Valuable Than Knowledge According to the Florida Department of Education, literacy involves the integration of reading, writing, speaking, listening, and critical thinking in order “to use language to communicate and interpret the knowledge and ideas of others, as well as our own”. In the 21st century, literacy has expanded to include the ability to understand and use technology. The future requires students to improve their literacy abilities to invent, design, create, compute, and communicate so that they can make critical judgments, identify and solve real-world problems, and become productive citizens who lead rewarding lives. Awareness Information related to reading, writing, communication, technology, speaking, performance, and other literacy-related topics. Such as: Literacy Awareness Month Local library events Online safety Writing websites Guest speakers Literacy in the workplace. Intervention /Tutoring Programs that offer specific strategies and/or practice of literacy skills such as reading writing, speaking, performing, listening, use of technology, etc. Such as: After-school tutoring services Test prep Free intervention or tutoring products Keyboarding instruction and/or practice 3