Advanced Literacy represents a level beyond High School Literacy.
Any high school graduate who expects toÂ goÂ on to the universityÂ should have reachedÂ this level.
Generally speaking, the person who is at a stage of advanced literacy demonstrates some or all of the following characteristics, in addition to those of high school literacy:
Reads widely on many different topics.
Reads deeply on subjects of special interest.
Is curious about words and understands that usage is not static.
Takes care to model standard speech to children and to ESL learners.
Adjusts usage and idiom according to whether the context is formal or informal.
Speaks a foreign language well enough to communicate with a native speaker of it.
Often seeks to verify the truth of information reported as fact in the media.
Understands how language is used to persuade.
Thinks critically, interpreting speech and writing in context.