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The Right to Be Literate

Six Essential Literacy Skills

By: Brian M. Pete, Robin J. Fogarty

This book explores the six comprehensive skill areas essential to 21st century literacy—reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and representing.

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The Right to Be Literate

Literacy skills are of paramount importance to students in the digital age. In this book, teachers and administrators will explore the six comprehensive skill areas essential to 21st century literacy—reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and representing. Learn practical strategies for teaching students the skills they need to think critically and communicate collaboratively in the 21st century.

  • Examine aspects of receptive and expressive language.
  • Understand the different categories of formative assessment.
  • Explore examples of each literacy strategy at the elementary, middle, and secondary levels.
  • Contemplate standards-based strategies and the thinking skills they target.
  • Access discussion questions, and review literacy strategies to use in a professional learning community.
  • Discover what parents can do to support student literacy skills.

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Product Code: BKF643

ISBN: 9781936763795

Published By: Solution Tree

Page Count: 176

“The Right to be Literate is a must-read for all educators, as it provides a concise and user-friendly framework for literacy in response to the ever-changing world, its technologies, and its challenges. Through detailed descriptions of literacy strategies and specific elementary-, middle-, and secondary-level examples, Pete and Fogarty guide the reader down a challenging path where students develop as critical thinkers, effective communicators, and contributing members of a dynamic, global society.”

Anthony Brazouski, executive director of academic achievement, Whitnall School District, Wisconsin

“This book is professional development at your fingertips! These strategies can be used by teachers for all students at any grade or socioeconomic level. Brian Pete and Robin Fogarty have again shown us that every student can think deeply to succeed!”

Patti Jarabek, instructor, world languages, University at Albany SUNY, University in the High School Program, New York

“When implementing 21st century language arts standards, The Right to Be Literate is a go-to source for teachers of all levels (elementary through high school) and all subject areas. Drawing on current research, Robin Fogarty and Brian Pete guide teachers through an input-output framework of integrated teaching strategies that engage students in deep, critical thinking through both receptive and expressive language. An enjoyable and informative read with activities to put to use in the classroom today!”

Suzy Quiles, literacy specialist and supervisor of language arts, Manalapan-Englishtown Regional Schools, New Jersey

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