Summary: The Importance Of Literacy

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Literacy Literacy is a beneficial acquisition for developing knowledge, gaining information and understanding of how things are and why things happen. According to Dewey, language has always been a medium were culture is transmitted through. Therefore, Literacy is a crucial acquisition one must learn to be self-equipped for science field, technology field, and office field work and many more. Initially, the ability to speak and write is Literacy, not only that but to be able to understand and recognize words and comprehend grammatical knowledge. According to Tyner (1998, p. 61), literacy is the ability to interact with others in the form of speaking, reading, listening and writing. With it in mind, teachers play a role in nurturing students…show more content…
4). Comprehension is developed when vocabulary knowledge is developed well (Grave, 2016, p. 2). According to Fidge (2001, p. 4), Barratt’s taxonomy on the five comprehension skills is needed to be taught to students at lower primary to prepare students for the future. The first comprehension skills are literal this is the ability of the student to be able recognize the idea, recall the concept in detail. Second skill, is the ability to reorganize or summarize the idea or information. Third, inferential is the ability to apply the idea or information to their personal life. Then, there is evaluation this is where the student can compare the idea taught. And lastly, appreciation, this is when the student responds emotionally towards the story or an incident. Thus, the way to transmit across to students’ comprehension skills is very crucial, since it build up several life skills. For instance, giving students a comprehension exercise after an oral reading, firing them with critical questions, open- ended question to extend their thinking…show more content…
Classrooms, homes, villages, church, gatherings and playground are examples of such places. A playground might be questioned of how it is a learning environment. Well, a playground is an environment where students socialize with other students and during the process students learn new ideas, skills and characters from each other. Therefore, McConkey (p. 1) strongly believes that a playground is a place where learning also takes place and offers the development of skills where no other surrounding may offer. He further states that such an environment is where the child’s communicating skills, critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and confidence is built up. Also, he carried on a primary research interviewing parents whereby more than 75% agreed to the idea that children develop new words and life skills on
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