Unanswered | Answered

Literacy

~2600 answered questions
Parent Category: Education
Literacy is the ability to read, write, speak, and listen in meaningful and socially-acceptable ways. One who is able to do that is literate and those who can't are illiterate. Similarly, one can be computer literate or illiterate, depending upon the ability to use a computer. Questions about literacy are asked in this category.

Subcategories

How to Keep a Reader's Interest Without knowing more about the type of book in discussion, here is some general advice. The secret to writing suspense - that which keeps the reader turning the pages - is to set up a question in the reader's mind such that she will not be able to rest until the read…
Popularity: 107
There are multiple things that you can do to help you learn vocabulary in a foreign language: You can learn a lot of vocabulary by flashcards. It helps me to make flashcards to review words or phrases I need to work on. You can use flashcards at almost any time like waiting in line or on commercial …
Popularity: 66
There's no 'recipe' or simple answer. It would be helpful if you could say a little about the kinds of texts you have in mind. Are you mainly concerned with literary or historical texts, for example, or with other kinds of texts? I'd suggest plenty of critical reading. In that way you can discover …
Popularity: 67
No, they read too.
Popularity: 3
World Computer Literacy Day December 2nd
Popularity: 31
Three-word answer To eliminate ignorance. A student's answer To get an education means to have career opportunities open to you. Without some sort of education, the chances of being able to be successful in the first world (at least) are decreased. Many employers will not hire someone without…
Popularity: 27
Literacy is the ability to read and write. In modern context, the word means reading and writing in a level adequate for written communication and generally a level that enables one to successfully function at certain levels of a society. Numeracy is the ability to count and do arithmetic.
Popularity: 53
His real name is Edward Irving Wortis
Popularity: 42
Reading MotivationIf you get to choose what to read, then read about things that interest you. If it is reading assigned by the teacher, maybe you can read it and see how it might relate to things that do interest you. Otherwise, the way I've been motivated to read stuff assigned for class when I wa…
Popularity: 13
There are a lot of benefits of reading... but here are a few: It expands your vocabulary. It improves your spelling. It helps you understand different ways of life. It helps you understand different ideas. It helps you learn to communicate. It helps us find other people like ourselves. It can be fu…
Popularity: 32
The United Kingdom has a literacy rate of 99%, with a Functional literacy rate of around 84% Figures from the Literacy Trust UK99%
Popularity: 45
Here are some ways to improve your reading: Learn new vocabulary - try to learn one new word each day, and use it all day in conversations!Practice, practice practice! Reading a lot helps you get better.Try keeping a dictionary beside the book you are reading - each time you look up a new word, you'…
Popularity: 13
Actually, it was the Sumerians in Mesopotamia
Popularity: 10
Answer My son, Dane, started to read words (unknown for him)at the age of 14 months in English. Soon after that he learnt the numbers, too, and recognized them up to 100, in English, but sometimes in Italian, as well. Although he is a trilingual baby, he prefers English and when he was 20 mo…
Popularity: 4
where are you been now
Popularity: 5
Here's a list of adult literacy rates of African countries and the census year. Since most of them are outdated, in most cases the literacy rates have increased over the years. But according to this list, the top 5 African countries with the highest adult literacy rate: 1 - Seychelles - 91.8% (2002…
Popularity: 23
No. A lie is defined as: "to make an untrue statement with intent to deceive." [Reference www.m-w.com.] Refusing to answer, answering incorrectly (but believing that you are telling the truth), etc. does not constitute a lie. Answer Whether you want to see it as a 'lie', you're withholding…
Popularity: 3
1789 massachuttes against native Americans
Popularity: 8
C video lectures+ C books download: These are the lectures to learn the C language by VTC.these Are very rare lectures and hard to find on internet. I bet this is very useful for beginners in CLanguage and for intermediates.PLUS I have added some 6 to 7 books Of C and some ready to perform C prog…
Popularity: 0
90.9% (2006 est.)
Popularity: 0
To the individual who wrote the response "all minorities...anyone who is not a white male..." I would add the word heterosexual between white and male. I would also add the word Christian. Further, oppressed individuals are those who are members of the subordinate culture, rather than the dominate c…
Popularity: 8
There isn't any danger in doing it but at age 12 they should probably lift 5-10 and 13 should life 10-25 lbs and do what your kids want to
Popularity: 19
Students can motivate their illiterate family members and neighboursStudents can be trained in functional literacy who can impart literacy to the community during week endsThey can be used for conductiong mass tests to assess the level of literacy of the neo literates
Popularity: 24
insatiable
Popularity: 3
Least Literate US Cities Here is are the results, based on the national literacy survey, 2006. The 10 least literate cities are: El Paso, Texas Corpus Christi, Texas Long Beach, California Detroit, Michigan San Antonio, Texas Santa Ana, California Memphis, Tennessee Jac…
Popularity: 14
Some ThoughtsI'd suggest listing the areas (respects) in which you aren't satisfied with your studying. Then, using your knowledge of your strengths and weaknesses, draw up a plan for developing your skills.It's always useful to have a plan of sorts, anyway, for getting where you are now to where yo…
Popularity: 14
Reading, also called literacy, is the ability to understand written words
Popularity: 5
Usually phonic methods of teaching reading, provided some key words are learned by rote, are vastly more effective than other methods. It's also important to avoid made up words. I have no doubt at all the pathetic levels of literacy in many (probably most) schools in the English-speaking countries…
Popularity: 25
Developmental reading is a systematic instruction in reading skills strategies that includes spelling and pronounciation.
Popularity: 19
Reading helps you to improve your language skills. It helps you recognize words, and see how language is formed. It helps specifically with vocabulary and spelling... but also can help with understanding complex topics and challenging your thinking, if you read things that challenge you. You also re…
Popularity: 20
Mainly due to lack of education, this could be for many reasons (no teachers and finance problem)
Popularity: 3
According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as of 2007-08 three countries have a literacy rate of 99.8%, Cuba, Estonia, and Poland.
Popularity: 5
The same as the difference between a guitarist and someone who can recognise kinds of guitar music.
Popularity: 6
Because I'm waiting for an answer to my question.
Popularity: 8
* The meeting will please come to order.* Mr. / Ms. Chairperson, may i have the floor?* I respectfully nominate _______________ for President. * Mr. / Ms. Chairperson, I move that the nomination for the president.*** *** T T *** *** _ ***** I don't know if this is right *****
Popularity: 6
India's literacy rate stands at 74.4 percent.
Popularity: 9
Sir Richard Steele once said, " Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body." When you read, you learn. You're actually exercising your brain, because reading makes you think. Even if you're reading a work of fiction, it takes effort to translate the words on the page into mental pictures. Y…
Popularity: 18
A primary source records an event. A secondary source examines the primary source.
Popularity: 1
The last literacy assessment taken in Virginia was in 2003. At that time, York County had the highest literacy rate at 94 percent. Greensville County had the lowest literacy rate at 74 percent. The state of Virginia as a hole had a average literacy rate of 88 percent.
Popularity: 1
A secondary source is a document or commentary that quotes or references a primary source, without first-hand knowledge of the activity or event. A secondary source is a source other than the main source that is used to gather information. Just find another source where the same or additional info…
Popularity: 8
The literacy rate in India is 61%.
Popularity: 1
The best way to describe a quick learner is to say they are very apt. When describing a quick learner, they might also list some of the skills they are apt at.
Popularity: 0
Read books, newspapers learn a new word every day, talk and use more picturesque speech, avoid using common everyday words (such as 'nice' for everything) learn all the common nouns (instead of saying 'loads of this and loads of that')
Popularity: 3
There are many secondary sources where you can find information on World War 2. These sources include various internet sites and books on the event.
Popularity: 1
founder of psychoanalysis
Popularity: 0
Germany, as with several other countries worldwide, does not use polling data to establish the definition or extent of its population's literacy. The arbitrary figure of 99% is applied to such countries by the UN when computing the Human Development Index. (see link)
Popularity: 12
The Philippines national statistics office estimates that the national simple literacy level is 94.3% while the functional literacy is 84.1 %. You can read more on this from:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippines
Popularity: 1
A primary source is information from the actual time, place or event. In addition to eyewitness accounts, routinely compiled records also count as primary sources. A secondary source is information that has been analyzed by someone, or rewritten, or evaluated, like information from a textbook or ar…
Popularity: 26
sometimes writing text message in short form makes difficult to read the messages. Because, vowels letters are usually abstained to form a proper and correct words
Popularity: 21
about 65.38%(2004). It increases by 1.5-2% every year.around 72.8%(2009) The Literacy rate is also the ability 2 read and write.
Popularity: 6
Answer click the green button 3 times click the blue button once,red twice, then yellow once click the cookie on the very left click the cookie that has 5 black dots on it 3 no 4 2 click the red R then the yellow O and then the purple A click the orange buttons 4 times,the green once, an…
Popularity: 28
The purpose of education is to give us knowledge, and so that we can have a civilized society. Pretty much no one likes school, but in order to achieve your goals you need to get through it all. The more education, the more smart you get, giving you more opportunities in life. It sucks, but you got…
Popularity: 2
Answer North Carolina
Popularity: 12
The country with the highest literacy rate is Georgia with 100%. That is an estimate. Other sources cite Canada (99%) and Cuba, Estonia and Poland at 99.8% I believe they're all estimates, though. Armenia has the highest literacy rate. The ratio is higher when its population is compared to the res…
Popularity: 3
You can find this answer and many others ( it lists them from highest to least ) at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_literacy_rate The answer you will find there is Georiga this helped a lot thanks!
Popularity: 2
1) Portugal at 94.9 % 2) Serbia " 96.4 % 3) Bosnia " 96.7 % 4) Macedonia " 97.0 % 5) Greece " 97.1 %
Popularity: 3
This depends on individuals. In some, computer technology may improve literacy skills by providing the means to do research while in others, due to the notion that any information is readily available from computers and the Internet, literacy skills may be diminished.
Popularity: 1
The literacy rate of Italy is around 99%.
Popularity: 1
James Preston Avianne Marcis
Popularity: 18
Literacy (reading and writing competence) is important because it allows the communication of information and ideas in a manner which is persistent and independent; a voice can be heard when spoken, but what happens to the information it imparts for posterity? Where is the voice without the speaker?…
Popularity: 2
Hares live in a small depression in the ground called a "form" or burrow.
Popularity: 12
here's the 10 kinds of reading: The skimming, scanning, extensive, intensive,analytic, exploratory, developmental, critical, narcotic and idea reading. ----------you include definition and examples of each. thank you! improve at now. I'm waiting
Popularity: 18
A primary source is one with first-hand knowledge, privy to or actually involved in the activity in question.
Popularity: 9
The literacy test was a test encouraged by the Southern states which basically said that those who voted had to be literate. This was mainly a trap for blacks, and immigrants considering that they had little to no schooling and therefore would obviously fail. In this way, a majority of Southerners w…
Popularity: 21
Functional Illiteracy is a huge problem, as evidenced by what people believe when they see it on the internet, and the lies and distortions they accept from politicians and pundits.
Popularity: 1
Illiteracy: What Can It Lead To? One of the effects of illiteracy is the escalation of high school dropout rates for young adults and their later unemployment. Additional issues that illiteracy effects are weak self-esteem, poverty, and incarceration. Being illiterate, many people can not find job…
Popularity: 3
Rizal never liked any armed revolution or mass movement, He wanted a reform and primarily advocated education as the key. That those on top will be the start of the change rather than below. He more wanted the assimilation rather than the separation of the Philippines as he knew that the Philippine…
Popularity: 4
Definition of Source A place from which something begins. In French (Une Source) a natural spring, like the source of a river. Often a spring producing water with minerals which are supposed to cure various ailments, or one producing water of great purity. In Paris, the FONTAINE LAMARTINE is …
Popularity: 7
Reading has many benefits. Firstly, reading can increase your vocabulary and your writing skills. It also increases knowledge, creativity, and your ability to think analytically. Books are a great way to destress and reading regularly helps your memory.
Popularity: 6
Hunny iDont Even Know! ya that's helpful the answer is Nicaragua
Popularity: 4
Reading gives you knowledge and broadens your horizons, the more you read the smarter you will be and the more doors of opportunity will open for you. for me it is very important,because reading is the best key to your sucess.!!
Popularity: 4
The Literacy Training Service is a program designed to train students to become teachers of literacy and numeracy skills to school children, out of school youth, and other segments of society in need of their service. It is created through Republic Act No. 9163, or the "National Service Training Pro…
Popularity: 4
Illiteracy is the inability to read and write, either because of lack of education or because of learning difficulties or other intellectual impairment such as brain damage.
Popularity: 12
the kinds of reading are Scanning, Skimming, Recreatory Reading, Critical Reading
Popularity: 2
Some types of paragraphs are expository, descriptive, narrative, and persuasive.
Popularity: 7
400,000 people (42%) of adults are functionally illiterate with 27% able to perform simple calculations or able to discern basic information (http://www.mainereads.org/stats.asp ).
Popularity: 5
The word 'Skellig' means 'Splinter of a stone' but Skellig is an angel.
Popularity: 3
Scotland has the highest literacy rate in Britain. its currently at 99.9%
Popularity: 8
According to the CIA World Factbook, the literacy rate in South Korea, overall, is 97.9%. This is broken down into a literacy rate for males of 99.2% and for females, 96.6%. According to the CIA World Factbook, the literacy rate in South Korea, overall, is 97.9%. This is broken down into a literacy …
Popularity: 3
99%
Popularity: 32
A primary source is original evidence, or material created at the time of an event. A secondary source is one which references original evidence, or was created at a later date from the same sources.
Popularity: 4
There are many ways to develop extensive reading habits in young learners. Namely, people should begin reading to their children from the time they are born. This creates a love of learning and reading in children.
Popularity: 1
The poverty rate as of 2012 is 15%. Approximately 46 million people live below the poverty line in America. This number is expected to rise in the next year. The poverty line is based on household income and the number of people in a household. Median real household fell by 1.7% according to the Cen…
Popularity: 0
"The Pleasure of Reading" is a Ezine Article by Maria Salud Sapayan. To read the article please see related link below!
Popularity: 9
In the 1998 children's novel by David Almond, he is someone who lives in Micheal's garage, seemingly half human, half owl, with dry, folded wings. The children Michael and Mina believe he may be an angel, and he is involved in a miraculous apparition before disappearing.
Popularity: 4
Male 83.5% Female 70.4%
Popularity: 25
We need to study world literature, because we are human. Our experiences as humans connect us to each other but only through the medium of literature. You may ask, "Why not connect through the medium of television, since it is so immediate and easy?" The answer, simplified, is that television is con…
Popularity: 5
GED for Adults Wanting to Learn EnglishIf you live in the U.S., check your local community college. Many have ESL and GED programs already in place--and often need teachers. Some larger community colleges with a large Spanish speaking population offer GED classes in Spanish; the test can be taken in…
Popularity: 1
Yes it is more reliable as it shows exact happenings and without bias, but interpretation of that source can be different in various perceptions.  Another view No. All sources, whether primary or secondary, need to be evaluated. Moreover, the term primary source can be problematical. There …
Popularity: 5
Paris, France Florence, Italy
Popularity: 11
Ethiopia's literacy rate is 35.9%
Popularity: 22
Answer sukhwinder your telphone number there address date dear sir/madam
Popularity: 22