Assignment: Literacy Position Statement
This assignment is designed to assist students in developing a philosophy of literacy in the content areas. Students will be going into schools where the teachers don’t believe they have time to teach literacy strategies to their kids and students will need to be well grounded as to the longer-term value of learning strategy instruction. Students will develop a position statement articulating their understanding of adolescent literacy and how it connects to their content area. They will need to synthesize theory, research, and best practice from the course readings, activities, and assignments into a cohesive, coherent philosophy. The final product should be a well-organized presentation of key points with support from theory and research. Each section is worth 33.3 pts and each section should have its own paragraph.
Use the following framework to write the three sections of the position statement
Using multiple, relevant sources from the course, review and synthesize data, theories, and policy on the current situation in adolescent literacy. The statement should demonstrate an understanding of the status of adolescent literacy on a national level by incorporating data and theories on the crisis of adolescent literacy to explain the current context of adolescent literacy.