September 26, 2017

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Literacy-matters.

L-2 Basic Literacy

Books one can read at a level of basic literacy

Books that can be read at the level of Basic Literacy

English speakers who have achieved basic literacy demonstrate the following skills and characteristics:

Write a handwritten note that the recipient can read without struggling to decipher the letters or the meaning.

Spell everyday vocabulary such as definite and calendar correctly without digital help.

Are not intimidated by “big words” because they know how to use a dictionary to check the spelling, meaning, and pronunciation of an unfamiliar word.

Know how to speak more than one dialect of English—and when to speak which.

Know the most basic grammatical rules of standard American English.

Know how to find information in the old technology called “books.”

Sometimes prefer reading to TV.

Have a general notion of US history and the US form of government.

Have a general acquaintance with significant English works of literature.

Have a general notion of world geography, history, religion, and literature.

Can think critically about statements made in such different contexts as advertising, entertainment, news reporting, and books written in an earlier century.

L-1 Functional Literacy
L-3 High School Literacy
L-4 Advanced Literacy