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Informatics The ability to read and write. See Digital literacy Medical communication The ability to read and understand written text, instructions and medically relevant materials. See health literacy, Science literacy.


Ability of a person to read, write, and speak English, and to solve problems sufficiently well to function in a job and in society.
[L. littera, letter]


(lit′ĕ-răt) [L. litteratus, marked with letters]
Being able to read and write, and to use written language as in understanding graphs, charts, tables, maps, symbols, and formulas. literacy (-ră-sē)

number literacy

The ability of patients to understand their lab values and make lifestyle adjustments accordingly.
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Based on other professional development projects focused on the integration of new literacies into literacy programs, I suggest framing initial discussions around these points: a) the relationship between traditional and new literacies; b) which curriculum area(s) new literacies belong in; c) what pedagogy of new literacies looks like.
Develop or find lessons that are relevant to the students and curriculum in your school that illustrate each of the four major competency areas of new literacies (locating, comprehending and evaluating online information, and critical analysis of information).
How each of these literacies gets expressed varies based on the culture in which you live, work and conduct business.
A: If teachers are expected to pass along these new literacies to their students, they themselves must become literate in .