Mother reading to child.

L-4 Advanced Literacy

Books that can be read at the advanced literacy level
Books that require a level of Advanced Literacy

Advanced Literacy represents a level beyond Proficiency Literacy.

Any high school graduate who expects to go on to university should have reached 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 proficient 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.

L-1 Functional Literacy

L-2 Basic Literacy

L-3 Proficiency Literacy

May 29, 2024