It is not difficult to rationalize literacy in the English classroom. Literacy is the heart of the English language and it is vital to teach all types of literacy in the English classroom. Both reading and writing are the fundamentals of any English class, but now there are tons of different categories of literacy that need to be employed- such as media literacy. I found this great article that shows how a teacher can use media in the English classroom.

Literacy is declining in our country and is the job of the educators to stop this! It is vital to pick engaging texts and writing assignments that the students are interested in, so that they are self-motivated to learn. Self-motivation is the key to true reading comprehension.

It is about time that everyone, especially teachers, are stepping up to make a difference in the future's literacy. Even Google is getting involved!

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