TEACHING LITERACY:
KEEPING UP WITH THE TIMES
T E AC H I N G L I T E R AC Y:
                       KEEPING UP WITH THE TIMES


    INTRODUCTION
    Colleges and univer...
T E AC H I N G L I T E R AC Y:
                       KEEPING UP WITH THE TIMES


    INTRODUCTION
    This book has been ...
T E AC H I N G L I T E R AC Y:
                       KEEPING UP WITH THE TIMES


    INTRODUCTION
    This book will cove...
T E AC H I N G L I T E R AC Y:
                       KEEPING UP WITH THE TIMES


    SETTING THE STAGE : HISTORY OF LITER...
T E AC H I N G L I T E R AC Y:
                       KEEPING UP WITH THE TIMES


    ONLINE READING COMPREHENSION AND
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T E AC H I N G L I T E R AC Y:
                       KEEPING UP WITH THE TIMES


    LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION
    Today...
T E AC H I N G L I T E R AC Y:
                       KEEPING UP WITH THE TIMES


    THE PAPERLESS WORLD
    For years, i...
T E AC H I N G L I T E R AC Y:
                       KEEPING UP WITH THE TIMES


    A GLOBAL AUDIENCE
    When people ta...
T E AC H I N G L I T E R AC Y:
                       KEEPING UP WITH THE TIMES


    ONLINE ASSESSMENTS
    Assessment te...
T E AC H I N G L I T E R AC Y:
                       KEEPING UP WITH THE TIMES


    THE NEXT STEP : PREPARING FOR THE CH...
ABOUT THE AUTHOR


                                DR. PATRICIA FIORIELLO IS AN EDUCATOR FROM SAN FRANCISCO,
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  1. 1. TEACHING LITERACY: KEEPING UP WITH THE TIMES
  2. 2. T E AC H I N G L I T E R AC Y: KEEPING UP WITH THE TIMES INTRODUCTION Colleges and universities are beginning to recognize the need to prepare students for Global challenges. Most colleges now offer many of their classes online using multi-media presentations for teaching their curriculum. Some are creating programs to teach students, who themselves are planning to become educators, how to include new technologies in their classrooms to enhance the learning experience, and provide the necessary new learning skills that their students will need. K-12 EDUCATION PRACTICES & ISSUES - DR PATRICIA FIORIELLO
  3. 3. T E AC H I N G L I T E R AC Y: KEEPING UP WITH THE TIMES INTRODUCTION This book has been developed to discuss the historical trends in literacy education, to look at how those trends have become less effective in the modern classroom than they used to be, and to introduce ways that teachers and administrators can update their curriculum to make literacy more relevant for the students of the 21st century. Since materials on the internet reach a more diverse population than traditional books, writing has to be targeted at a more wider, global audience. K-12 EDUCATION PRACTICES & ISSUES - DR PATRICIA FIORIELLO
  4. 4. T E AC H I N G L I T E R AC Y: KEEPING UP WITH THE TIMES INTRODUCTION This book will cover the following topics Setting the stage : The history of Literacy Online reading comprehension and writing Language and Communication The paperless world : The internet Different cultures and customs : A global audience Online assessments What educators need to do to catch up with the changes K-12 EDUCATION PRACTICES & ISSUES - DR PATRICIA FIORIELLO
  5. 5. T E AC H I N G L I T E R AC Y: KEEPING UP WITH THE TIMES SETTING THE STAGE : HISTORY OF LITERACY In order to understand the problem with the way literacy is being taught, it is important to first look at a historical overview of literacy and how it has been handled in the schools. This chapter examines the different kinds of materials that have been available for reading, and compare and contrast them with the things and material that children need to read today. “It is evident that reading and writing today is significantly different than it was. . . . .” K-12 EDUCATION PRACTICES & ISSUES - DR PATRICIA FIORIELLO
  6. 6. T E AC H I N G L I T E R AC Y: KEEPING UP WITH THE TIMES ONLINE READING COMPREHENSION AND WRITING Children today will be growing up in a world where they would be required to use a computer and the internet for all of their basic needs. Therefore, schools must strive to teach reading and writing in a way which includes the kind of materials people use on the internet. This chapter will discuss what online literacy includes, and how to modify classrooms to accommodate those changes. K-12 EDUCATION PRACTICES & ISSUES - DR PATRICIA FIORIELLO
  7. 7. T E AC H I N G L I T E R AC Y: KEEPING UP WITH THE TIMES LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION Today’s children will be working in a global economy, which will require them to understand language and to communicate in a different manner than children who grew up to work in a local economy. Therefore, expanding the language and communication curriculum from the youngest grades is necessary to ensure that students will be prepared for the future. This chapter exclusively discusses the topics of language acquisition and communication. K-12 EDUCATION PRACTICES & ISSUES - DR PATRICIA FIORIELLO
  8. 8. T E AC H I N G L I T E R AC Y: KEEPING UP WITH THE TIMES THE PAPERLESS WORLD For years, industry has been predicting that we are moving towards a paperless world. It has been hard to take it seriously. Since the advent of the personal computer, people use tremendous amounts of paper. However, the paperless world that we all have been hearing about for more than twenty years is finally emerging. Read about how schools can respond timely and be leaders in the paperless movement rather than trying to catch-up later. K-12 EDUCATION PRACTICES & ISSUES - DR PATRICIA FIORIELLO
  9. 9. T E AC H I N G L I T E R AC Y: KEEPING UP WITH THE TIMES A GLOBAL AUDIENCE When people talk face-to-face, the listener can often discern from the body language and response of the speaker whether the message is being understood properly or not. However, when we write, the advantage of visual contact with the reader is lost completely. It is, therefore, important to consider your audience from the start when you write. This chapter discusses issues that students will encounter when they write for a global audience. K-12 EDUCATION PRACTICES & ISSUES - DR PATRICIA FIORIELLO
  10. 10. T E AC H I N G L I T E R AC Y: KEEPING UP WITH THE TIMES ONLINE ASSESSMENTS Assessment tests have been devised to ascertain students’ actual levels of performance in order to compare the individual scores to the community standards, and to derive important information about the effectiveness of the public school education. The focus of this chapter is to discuss how online assessments can be used to improve the evaluation of literacy skills and include new literacy types. K-12 EDUCATION PRACTICES & ISSUES - DR PATRICIA FIORIELLO
  11. 11. T E AC H I N G L I T E R AC Y: KEEPING UP WITH THE TIMES THE NEXT STEP : PREPARING FOR THE CHANGE Since most students will be working in an environment that will require them to be computer literate and knowledgeable about using the internet and the world wide web, schools MUST teach them the skills they need to be successful. Computer and other related technological advances need to become an important aspect of the school curriculum. This chapter suggests some of the most logical and important steps towards moving in the right direction. K-12 EDUCATION PRACTICES & ISSUES - DR PATRICIA FIORIELLO
  12. 12. ABOUT THE AUTHOR DR. PATRICIA FIORIELLO IS AN EDUCATOR FROM SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. AN INTERNATIONAL FIGURE, DR. FIORIELLO, HAS EXTENSIVE TRAINING IN PUBLIC EDUCATION. HER PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND AND POSITIONS IN EDUCATION REFLECTS HER AVID EXPERIENCE. PROFICIENT IN BLOGGING, PUBLICATIONS, AND MARKETING TECHNIQUES, SHE PERFECTLY BLENDS THE WORLDS OF TRADITIONAL AND MODERN APPROACHES TOWARDS EDUCATION. PLEASE VISIT THE APART FROM COACHING AND MENTORING, SHE AIDS THE SCHOOL FOLLOWING SITES FOR SYSTEMS WITH TECHNOLOGY AND MARKETING TECHNIQUES. HER ADDITIONAL INFORMATION DRPF Consults MARKETING SKILLS AND PROFOUND EXPERIENCE IN EDUCATION http://DRPFConsults.com MAKES HER CONTRIBUTIONS AS AN EDUCATOR, INVALUABLE FOR High School Mediator HER ASSOCIATES. WITH ALL THE PROVEN STRATEGIES AND LATEST http://HighSchoolMediator.com CONTENTS, FOR BOTH STUDENTS AND TEACHERS, THESE EBOOKS Kids Learn To Blog MIRROR HER DEDICATION AND PASSION FOR EDUCATION. http://:KidsLearnToBlog.com
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