Best 134 of Literacy quotes - MyQuotes
T. K. Naliaka
The French word 'Alphabétisme' may be a better term to remind us that literacy is simply about mastering the reading, writing and articulation of the alphabet, considered historically as a human 'invention' to produce a standardized and retrievable physical record of speech.
Hey there, Hallie, welcome to the next place we need a Deer Crossing sign.' I didn't know that deers could read.' They can in Cosgrove County. It's part of the No Deer Left Behind program.
Lailah Gifty Akita
If you read great literature every day, you will uplift your spirit, soul and self.
I cannot live without books.
Stephen D. Krashen
Children who are readers will develop acceptable levels of literacy.
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
Jennifer Ritchie Payette
Reading, literacy and learning are fundamentally important to establishing strong and stable democracies. Visit your local public library and expand your mind.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Force yourself to reflect on what you read, paragraph by paragraph.
Indeed, if these final decades of the millennium have taught us anything, it must be that oral tradition never was the ‘other’ we accused it of being; it never was the primitive, preliminary technology of communication we thought it had to be. Rather, if the whole truth is told, oral tradition stands out as the single most dominant communicative technology of our species, as both a historical fact and, in many areas still, a contemporary reality. The miracle of the flat inscribable surface and Gutenberg’s genius aside, even the electronic revolution cannot challenge the long-term preeminence of the oral tradition. ("Introduction" by John Foley)
There were lessons later on. These were going a lot better now she’d got rid of the reading books about bouncy balls and dogs called Spot. She’d got Gawain on to the military campaigns of General Tacticus, which were suitably bloodthirsty but, more importantly, considered too difficult for a child. As a result his vocabulary was doubling every week and he could already use words like ‘disembowelled’ in everyday conversation. After all, what was the point of teaching children to be children? They were naturally good at it.
The higher the proportion of adults with low literacy proficiency is, the slower the overall long-term GDP growth rate is.
Literacy is one of the greatest gifts a person could receive
He switched off the light, came back and sat in the chair. In the darkness, Liesel kept her eyes open. She was watching the words.
We teach mental literacy and radiant thinking; a revolution in human thought.
SUPPORT LITERACY! A child who cannot read cannot text.
Defending the library service from the predations of ideologically-motivated public schoolboys who had immensely privileged childhoods isn’t ‘whining,’ it is the pursuit of passionately held beliefs.
I think scientists have a valid point when they bemoan the fact that it's socially acceptable in our culture to be utterly ignorant of math, whereas it is a shameful thing to be illiterate.
it is inconceivable that poverty eradication can make much headway in the absence of major advances in literacy.
I like the relative literacy of at least some of England. I mean, I didn't come for the food or the weather!
T. K. Naliaka
To witness the awe of human beings delighting in their own hands forming the written word was humbling and he understood it profoundly at that moment watching those two, with the ancient land around them, in their traditional robes and the resting camels by their campfire, intently regarding writing with such immense respect … that illiteracy meant subsistence, while literacy meant human advancement, the base on which higher achievements and accomplishments of great civilizations could be built.
There is more to literacy than 'reading' and 'writing'.
Neil Degrasse Tyson
I've found that no one complains about pop culture being a source of someone lecturing to them. If someone's telling you about Kim Kardashian, you're not going to accuse them of lecturing to you. If I can explore an intersection between pop culture and science literacy, then it generally will not come across as a lecture.
Literacy is a right, not a privilege.
Love of books is the best of all.
The single most important condition for literacy learning is the presence of mentors who are joyfully literate people.
--You're rather well read for a working-class girl, she said with her back to me. --Really? I've found that all my well-read friends are from the working class. --Oh my. Why do you think that is? The purity of poverty? --No. It's just that reading is the cheapest form of entertainment. --Sex is the cheapest form of entertainment. --Not in this house.
Parents often ask - how do I get my child interested in books and reading? One tried and true way that my late husband and I used was paying them to read. For each book that my sons read, we paid them $1. They soon developed a love for reading and forgot all about the money. Amazing but true!
Those who read only books that only entertain them have no significant advantage over those who can but do not read.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Every child must be taught how to think, read and write.
You battle ignorance by battling illiteracy, and battle illiteracy by battling ignorance.
Look at their arts, their power of turning stone into lifelike figures, and above all, the way in which they can transfer their thoughts to white leaves, so that others, many many years hence, can read them and know all that was passing, and what men thought and did in the long bygone. Truly it is marvelous.
For kids who are exposed to books at home, the loss of a library is sad. But for kids who come from environments where people don't read, the loss of a library is a tragedy hat might keep them from ever discovering the joys of reading-or from gathering the kind of information that will decide their lot in life.
...literacy is as vital as food, security, limiting population growth, and control of the environment. Education, after all, is the one issue that affects every other one. I think of it in the same way as dropping a pebble into a pond and getting a ripple effect. Educated people make more money and are more likely to escape poverty. Educated parents raise healthier children. ...The list goes on, just as ripples in a body of water emanate outward.
There are but twenty-six letters in the English alphabet, yet I must have read a quadrillion words.
For Castro, freedom starts with education. And if literacy alone were the yardstick, Cuba would rank as one of the freest nations on Earth.
I have become very aware how under-represented are the stories of the underprivileged and undervalued. Our records are, in general, very male and if not always the material of the rich, certainly (for obvious reasons) the material of the literate.
Literacy makes man a victim of advertising. Education makes him a victim of employment.
Learning power comprises both literacy and numeracy, and is ultimately more fundamental than either of them.
T. K. Naliaka
If literacy was natural, the word ‘illiteracy’ would not exist.
Their words also make it a lot easier for people to justify that shift -- to convince themselves that surfing the Web is a suitable, even superior, substitute for deep reading and other forms of calm and attentive thought. In arguing that books are archaic and dispensable, Federman and Shirky provide the intellectual cover that allows thoughtful people to slip comfortably in the permanent state of distractedness that defines the online life.
No skill is more crucial to the future of a child than literacy.
Michael Eric Dyson
We began to connect literacy and learning and the lively effects of biblical knowledge and preaching pretty early. That was a tremendous impact.
We are a city that has had Islam for one thousand years. We had the greatest teachers and universities. And now these Bedouins, these illiterates, these ignoramuses, tell us how to wear our pants, and how to say our prayers, and how our wives should dress, as if they were the ones who invented the way?
Donald E. Westlake
Nothing about it interested me. Or about anything else, except making up stories. If literacy weren't so nearly universal, God knows what I'd be. A drain on the State, I shouldn't wonder.
The ratio of literacy to illiteracy is constant, but nowadays the illiterates can read and write.
The gulf between science and education has been harmful. A look at the science reveals that the methods commonly used to teach children are inconsistent with basic facts about human cognition and development and so make learning to read more difficult than it should be. They inadvertently place many children at risk for reading failure. They discriminate against poorer children who could have become successful readers. Many children who do manage to learn to read under these conditions wind up disinterested in the activity. In short, what happens in classrooms isn't adequate for many children, and this shows in the quality of this country's literacy achievement. Reading is under pressure for other reasons, but educational theories and practices may accelerate its marginalization.
This is what I want for my students, to lose and find themselves in books.
All this stuff - about the materiality of the network, what it's made of, and how it works - should be part of a basic media literacy, because we depend on this technology for more and more aspects of our day-to-day lives.
Who made you Queen of Literacy? Go sit in your car!
Lailah Gifty Akita
Everyone must be given the opportunity to think, read and write.