- Literacy Definition
Literacy encompasses a large body of knowledge and many skills. See how several faculty members define it.
"Literacy: communication in so many important forms- reading, writing, listening, speaking- in person, through print form, with technological assistance. It is the key and connection of all learning." - Dr. Denise Finazzo Gaines, Reading/Professional Studies
"Literacy is the multimodal aspects of speaking, listening, reading, writing, and thinking. Being literate means doing all of these things well." - Dr, Jo Ann Holtz, Elementary, Middle, Secondary
"Words, as music, are the reflection of living thoughts. They can inspire, reassure, comfort, and lift our spirits. They have color, rhythm and multiple interpretations. They enable us to communicate as humans." -Dr. Rosemary Omniewski, Early Childhood/Special Education
"Literacy opens a world of unlimited possibilities. It allows the reader to go anywhere and explore anything he/she desires." -Dr. Lisa Brightman, Early Childhood/Special Education
"Literacy - The ability to read, write, speak, and understand words...literacy widens a person's world by opening doors to fun and exciting ideas...it fosters rich imaginations and builds creative minds!" -Dr. Linda M. Best, Reading/Professional Studies