ERIC Number: ED437646
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
What Is Literacy? Selected Definitions and Essays from "The Literacy Dictionary: The Vocabulary of Reading and Writing."
Hodges, Richard E., Ed.
This booklet, in a "flipchart" format, provides a ready resource of selected core terms and their definitions from "The Literacy Dictionary: The Vocabulary of Reading and Writing" that bear upon reading and writing instruction. Some entries in the booklet also refer to related terms that can be further examined in "The Literacy Dictionary." The 41 terms in the booklet are arranged in sections entitled Literacy; Read, Reading, Reading Process; Reading Methods; Readability; Assessment; Remedial/Corrective Reading; and Writing. Six essays from "The Literacy Dictionary" are included--the essays were selected for their topical currency and for the clarity of viewpoints expressed by their authors. The booklet is designed for two uses: as a handy, portable reference for core terms common to the literature of reading and writing; and as an invitation to explore in greater depth the diverse yet related terminology assembled in "The Literacy Dictionary." (RS)
Descriptors: Definitions, Elementary Secondary Education, Literacy, Readability, Reading, Reading Achievement, Reading Instruction, Remedial Reading, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.