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Ignite presentation for 6305

  1. 1. Literacy & Illiteracy<br />An understanding of the literacy skills needed to successfully navigate through life<br />
  2. 2. Literacy is defined as the ability to read and write (wikipedia.org)<br />
  3. 3. Illiteracy is defined as the inability to read or write, while functional illiteracy is reading or writing skills that are inadequate for daily living and employment tasks that require reading function above a basic level (wikipedia.org)<br />
  4. 4. Many tasks require us to be functionally literate<br />
  5. 5. Our Job<br />
  6. 6. Following Directions<br />
  7. 7. Reading a Map, <br />
  8. 8. Menu,<br />
  9. 9. or Sign<br />
  10. 10. Literacy connects us to our past<br />
  11. 11. And brings us towards the future<br />
  12. 12. “The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of the past centuries” (Descartes)<br />
  13. 13. Did you know…<br />
  14. 14. 1 in 5 American Adults is functionally illiterate<br />Thinkquest.org<br />
  15. 15. Stay informed and in control of your life by continuing to read and write<br />
  16. 16. “A book is the most effective weapon against intolerance and ignorance” (Lyndon Baines Johnson)<br />
  17. 17. Pass your knowledge to others and promote literacy<br />
  18. 18. Literacy connects us with one another<br />
  19. 19. “Once you learn to read you will be forever free” (Fredrick Douglas)<br />
  20. 20. Literacy Slide Show for ED 6305<br />By Danielle Bonneville<br />

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