This year in 7th grade English, our goal is to improve our literacy.
Literacy is extremely important. Let me tell you why.
Our world, more than ever before, is a world of change. It is a world rapid, constantly changing and morphing in ways unpredictable. Teachers and students today are preparing for jobs in fields that do not yet exist. Each day, the average person produces the equivalent of 6 newspapers worth of information. From the moment we wake, until the moment we go to bed, we are bombarded with information in myriad forms: radio ads, television ads, billboards, newspaper ads, flying planes with ads, clothes with logos, pop-ups (ahhh! I hate those!). The list goes on and on.
Luckily enough for us, there is one essential ingredient that greatly simplifies life’s navigation; turning a bumpy, stressful, and oftentimes blind voyage into a voyage of choice and purpose is literacy. I define literacy as the ability to successfully communicate and navigate yourself in today's world.
Thank you for enrolling in this class. I cannot wait to get started.