Aliteracy: Is it really a problem?<br />
Overview<br />Aliteracy defined<br />Why it occurs<br />Problems with aliteracy<br />Research Purpose<br />Research Signif...
Click <br />Me!<br />Aliteracy<br />
Why does Aliteracy Occur?<br />Click to find out more reasons!<br />Reading not encouraged in the classroom.<br />Reading ...
So What’s The Problem?<br />Due to current teaching habits- emphasis on covering content- aliteracy can lead to students b...
Aliteracy Moves Beyond The Classroom:Average Issue Readership*<br />*(Corder, 1999)<br />
Do you see a problem now?<br />“Recent estimates by the Carnegie Corporation of New York reveal that close to 50 percent o...
Research Purpose<br />The goal of this research is to demonstrate that aliteracy can lead to long-term consequences.<br />...
Significance of Study<br />Current and future educators need to realize there is more to teaching than just regurgitating ...
How Can This Be Fixed?<br />Teacher’s philosophy on reading<br />Teacher’s reading habits<br />Classroom library<br />Sile...
Conclusion<br />Encourage students with joyful reading about your content!<br /><ul><li>Use various methods to teach cours...
References<br />Hill, M. H., & Beers, G. K. (1993). Teachers as Readers: Survey of Teacher Personal Reading Habits and Lit...
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  1. 1. Aliteracy: Is it really a problem?<br />
  2. 2. Overview<br />Aliteracy defined<br />Why it occurs<br />Problems with aliteracy<br />Research Purpose<br />Research Significance<br />Actions to take against aliteracy<br />Conclusion<br />
  3. 3. Click <br />Me!<br />Aliteracy<br />
  4. 4. Why does Aliteracy Occur?<br />Click to find out more reasons!<br />Reading not encouraged in the classroom.<br />Reading only from a content textbook.<br />Teacher’s own reading habits (Hill, & Beers, 1993).<br />
  5. 5. So What’s The Problem?<br />Due to current teaching habits- emphasis on covering content- aliteracy can lead to students becoming disengaged in the classroom, and increases the chance of them falling behind.<br />
  6. 6. Aliteracy Moves Beyond The Classroom:Average Issue Readership*<br />*(Corder, 1999)<br />
  7. 7. Do you see a problem now?<br />“Recent estimates by the Carnegie Corporation of New York reveal that close to 50 percent of the incoming ninth-graders in this country’s comprehensive public high schools cannot comprehend the texts that their teachers assign,” (Alvermann, 2004).<br />
  8. 8. Research Purpose<br />The goal of this research is to demonstrate that aliteracy can lead to long-term consequences.<br />Career?<br />College?<br />
  9. 9. Significance of Study<br />Current and future educators need to realize there is more to teaching than just regurgitating facts.<br />Curbing the aliterate tendencies will ensure greater educational success of a student.<br />
  10. 10. How Can This Be Fixed?<br />Teacher’s philosophy on reading<br />Teacher’s reading habits<br />Classroom library<br />Silent reading<br />Click me to see more library examples!<br />
  11. 11. Conclusion<br />Encourage students with joyful reading about your content!<br /><ul><li>Use various methods to teach course content.</li></li></ul><li>References<br />Aliteracy. (2011). Merriam-Webster. Retrieved June 15, 2011, from http://mw1.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aliterate<br />Alvermann, D. E. (2004). Adolescent Aliteracy: Are Schools Causing It. Annenberg Institute for School Reform: Voices in Urban Education, Winter/Spring 2004. Retrieved from http://annenbergchallenge.org/VUE/wp-content/pdf/VUE3.pdf#page=28<br />Corder, C. K. (1999). “Aliteracy”: A Threat To Print Media. Worldwide Readership Research Symposium 1999, session 8.1. Retrieved from http://www.printanddigitalresearchforum.com/papers/582.pdf<br />
  12. 12. References<br />Hill, M. H., & Beers, G. K. (1993). Teachers as Readers: Survey of Teacher Personal Reading Habits and Literacy Activities in the Classroom. Reading Teacher Survey. Retrieved from http://eric.ed.gov/PDFS/ED364836.pdf<br />Newingham, B. (n.d.). Our classroom library. Retrieved from http://hill.troy.k12.mi.us/staff/bnewingham/myweb3/index.htm <br />Reluctant readers: part 1 [Web log message]. (2010, November 16). Retrieved from http://thereadingchild.com/archives/247<br />

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