b. Define literacy and explain its importance.
c. Include a strong thesis statement that describes the overall perspective you have
II. Personal Experiences with Literacy
a. What does literacy mean to you? Is it more than reading a book?
b. Discuss the personal experiences that have shaped your view of reading.
c. What is your history/past interaction like with reading? Reflect back all the way
to your first memories and experiences with reading. Have you had positive or
d. What memories do you have from school concerning literacy and reading?
e. Reflect on your relationship and view of reading, and discuss how it may have
changed over time.
f. What are your attitudes and feelings about reading today? Why do you think this
g. Describe your experience with literacy as it pertains to studying the Bible.
III. Goals for Literacy Instruction –
a. Define the teacher’s role in developing readers.
b. Explain how you envision teaching literacy in your future classroom. Include
specific strategies and best practices.
c. Include specific goals you have for all students in your classroom.
d. Describe how you will engage reluctant or struggling readers. How will you
challenge advanced readers?
e. Explain your views on the impact that literacy has in the world today from a
a. Summarize how your experiences have shaped your goals for teaching literacy in
your own classroom.
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b. Wrap up your paper and restate your thesis statement in other words.
Complete this assignment using the provided Literacy and Me Template. A biblical/Christian
worldview should be evident throughout. The content of your paper should be 550 words and
formatted according to current APA guidelines with a title and reference page. You must include
at least two references from scholarly sources in addition to the course textbook and the Bible.
Include a minimum of one in-text citation per source. Each section, including the introduction
and conclusion, should be a minimum of one full paragraph (five sentences) or more.
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