In “Literacy in Three Metaphors,” Sylvia Scribner tries to define and explain what literacy really is. Scribner says that literacy as a notion may be defined in many different ways, and I agree with this statement. She states that it depends on a particular society and certain standards of this society. Scribner offers the solution to the problem of defining literacy. This solution consists of examining and discussing the three metaphors: literacy as adaptation, literacy as power and literacy as a state of grace.
The layout shows the reader the development of literacy theories from Early Theories and Models Applicable to Reading through the 21st century. It was interesting to see some of the theories overlapping each other and some of the theories were developed upon by other scholars. For example, the Schema Theory was developed further by Louise Rosenblatt’s Transactional Theory. Background of Authors
Believes texting’s effect on writing is small. I disagree with Michaela Cullington’s view that texting is not influencing students writing because, as recent research has shown, it confuses students on their intended
Several different citations to back up each side of the discussion are present which allows Cullington to disprove the opposing party. “This debate became prominent after some teachers began to believe they were seeing a decline in the writing abilities of their students. Many attributed this perceived decline to the increasing popularity of text messaging and its use of abbreviations”. This is a direct acknowledgment of the opposing argument that is later disproven in the article where she writes “...because they are engaging in written communication rather than oral speech, texting teens learn how to convey their message to a reader in as few words as possible” (Cullington 2010 p. 4). The ability to show how the other side is incorrect is what makes this paper so effective in its debate on whether or not texting affects
Because, nowadays, e-readers are developed enough, her article could play an important role in making e-readers a significant tool for education. Moreover, the author is motivated to write the article as the number of the articles which discuss the impact of e-reader on reading practice of children is low. In addition to choosing the right time, Larson shows credibility in her article because of her experience as an instructor in the field of learning technologies. Furthermore, the case study, which is done by the author, makes the information believable. Also, the author is fair and respectful by not attacking people who read printed books to show the pros of e-reader.
All that money could be saved up and used for their college funds so when it’s that time in their life they are not struggling trying to find scholarships. Another way that technology has affected literacy is by the way we text and use shorthand. Even though shorthand is useful in taking notes in class, but shorthand is not supposed to be used in essays. Students forget to revise their work and make sure they didn’t use any shorthand in their essay.
There are several methods of delivery for school-based interventions depending on the population that they wish to affect, which can result in varying levels of effectiveness. They can be delivered universally or can be targeted towards students identified as at-risk for particular disorders or problem behaviors (Franklin et al. 2012). In universal interventions, all students participate in the intervention, regardless of their level of risk. For example, Bierman et al. (2010) performed a study on a universal SEL program called Fast Track PATHS (Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies), which was delivered to all students in the first through the third grade.
When kids can not learn vocabulary, social skills, and new ways of thinking it might be harder for them to learn it as they get older because they did not know about it when they were younger. “Despite our not-so-casual saunter toward innovative, tech-based learning models, research shows that good, old-fashioned reading is still the best way to improve intelligence. “(10 reasons for banning books, and 5 much better reasons not to)”. For instance, this quote is important to society because it is proving that sometimes the old-fashioned way is the better way because kids are learning on their own and being able to put themselves to the test, reading harder books and also maturing as they read a more mature novel. Intelligence is not just passed on through genetics is has to be learned and one of the best ways to learn intelligence is to read.
Amy Goldwasser claims reading and writing online to be aesthetically and intellectually equivalent to the more traditional methods, in her persuasive essay, “What’s the matter with kids today?”. She is absolutely correct. Reading and writing online volutarily shows the same quantity as previous nonelectronic modes, uses the same thought process and problem solving, and reveals a less of importance for knowledge of fun facts in order to concentrate on analyzation. When compared to generations prior, this next generation is more inclined to write about themselves without pressure from others. They share key moments of their lives and display them over social media.
Sue Honoré, an independent learning consultant who has studied people who were born from 1982 to 2002 has that “while young people are "undoubtedly capable of long periods of concentration", those who spend a lot of time alone using technology tend to have less in the way of communication skills, self-awareness and emotional intelligence”. It has been proven that around 31 nations that students who used computers everyday in class had lower test scores in reading and math than students who don’t use them as much (Study: Students Who Use in School Doesn’t Help Test Scores). Though technology is amazing and has given so many people different opportunities they would’ve never had before it is resulting in a few bad habits for students. Casey Schools systems around the United States have begun to rely on technology to teach their students instead of teachers to teach them. According Michael Godsey, a veteran high-school English educator, even said and agreed with many people today that we are at the point in time where since we have the internet at our fingertips, there is really no need for teachers
Are our communication skills declining due to the vast internet use? Technology has given individuals the ability to do things that would otherwise be considered impossible. However, while technology has provided the ability to communicate with people halfway across the world and opened a comfortable space for teens, it is believed to have affected not just the interaction among others, but furthermore writing skills. Although technology and communication has given individuals the ability to do things that would not have been done before, writing online has had a negative impact on a person’s writing skills which can be proven through the writings of Malcolm X, Gannon, and Daum.
Knoblauch’s scholarly article, Literacy and Politics of Education, he elucidates that literacy isn’t just reading and writing. Literacy is much more than that. In fact, someone could be literate in just about anything. To expand, Knoblauch also explains literacy in different areas in life, such as the basic needs to function and personal development. These two concepts go hand in hand with Barry’s situation.
Media affect teenagers the most because they spend a lot of time exploring things on it and this could harm them in a negative way. For example: when teenagers watch romantic movies, they could act differently to their love life because they got influenced by the things that they watched. Teenagers could change their behavior due to the things they watch on TV shows, movies, and videos. The young people of today appear to be excessively fascinated in viewing their most loved shows on TV or utilizing web-based social networking
Everyone knows that reading is important, but have you ever asked yourself why is that so? Reading is one of the most beneficial and practical activities that a human being can do. Unfortunately it is a disappointment that people these days read less. As we know, books were the main source of entertainment centuries ago, but with the widespread of technological advances such as the cinema, television, internet, among others, many people left their books on the bookshelf. The purpose of this speech is to present the benefits and the importance of reading.