The Importance Of Literacy And Student Achievement

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Introduction Literacy and student achievement are not isolated to a students’ homeroom or taught by a reading specialist, consider the Art room as a place for inclusion to literacy. In addition to making incredible art, students will have the opportunity to read and write about historical artworks, architecture, and art history. Literacy components such as phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocaburlary, comprehension, motivation, and assessment will be incorporated into the art unit, developing transferable skill sets that can be utilized in multiple disciplines and life outside of the school.
The science of reading
According to Reutzel (2013) reading is intertwined with many other developmental accomplishments: attention, memory, language, and motivation. Basic concepts and strategies include phonemic awareness and the ability to focus on and manipulate phonemes in spoken words and phonics children receive explicit, systematic instruction in a set of prespecified associations between letters and sounds, and they are taught how to use them to read, typically in texts containing controlled vocabulary.
Once a reading is proficient with phonemic awareness and phonics the next stage of literacy is fluency. When a reader is fluent they are able to accurately read a number of words correctly, automaticity, quick word recognition, and prosody, reading with expression. If all components are not met, comprehension is affected.
Reading comprehension is intentional thinking
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