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What I perceive to be literacy? How I compare it with academic literature?
‘Literacy: in the early years literacy includes a range of modes of communication including music, movement, dance, storytelling, visual arts, media and drama, as well as talking, reading and writing.’ Educators Guide to the Belonging Being & Becoming, 2010, pg48
Literacy is the skills we learn to communicate with others to express or learn ideas using language. Literacy involves reading, writing and being able to recognise and understand graphics such in signs or pictures in stories.
Literacy empowers people to successfully engage in learning through social interactions as an active member of society. It involves contributing and learning from all aspects of life: as a student, teacher, parent, worker, blogger, social media user, a news reader, a consumer.
Literacy also includes the skills to verbally address different levels of social situations.
Academic literature expands the first knowledge of literacy into a more sophisticated way of using language. It aims to allow students to actively participate of community life through understanding and creating literature.
Academic literature covers reading, writing, comprehension, note taking, and the ability to hold an argument, communication and team and work planning.
Academic literature is
What I perceive language to be? How I compare it with academic literacy?
Language is the way we communicate with others verbally and non-verbally. Language develops since the child is in the mother’s womb as it learns to recognise her mother’s voice and responds to it. Language empowers people to communicate messages, information and feelings. Language includes the understanding of grammar: syntax and semantic...

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