Welcome to your home on the Internet for Reading resources: Corinth and Valsayn participants of READING FOUNDATIONS in Trinidad and Tobago. This web
will help you to locate the resources you may need and keep you happy. There are new features : the BLOG and the CALENDAR. There are a number of easy-to-read links
on Reading. You are invited to suggest and share resources, raise questions and keep things interactive in the blog. This web will only
supplement in-class materials and assist in preparation for classes. It will give us a chance to explore ideas about the nature
of Reading, its complexities, theories, strategies for instruction and the evolving face of Literacy in our time, and in our
Caribbean social environment.
Visit the UNESCO Open Training Platform--a great place to be and to learn and share about Literacy.
Welcome to SEMESTER II/2011-12. For now, make use of what is here and enjoy your work.
Please enjoy your blogging experience. Here are the steps you must take: You are to do two entries only; one of which must be in response to a blog entry written by one of your peers.
Write carefully. This assignment is worth ten (10) marks. Deadlines will be given in class and posted on the blog.
Below is a list of topics for your course. Remember we are presenting mainly internet resources. Be selective since there is a lot of material here.
1. Exploring Literacy and Understanding the term: New Literacies
(Caribbean Language and Literacy issues)--optional :
for a conversation with Dr. Joseph's students.
*Some resources for the first two (2) topics are listed below as well as a panel of useful general sites. You can find the remaining topics by navigating the other pages.
*Your Campus Library has good sources for your use.*
Dimensions of Literacy *Toward a definition of Literacy *Literacy as Communication *Reading as a key Component
...comprehensive definition: Wikipedia
..a whole set of short definitions...be selective
What questions will you raise about this unit? Were the resources helpful? What can you add? What will be your definition of Literacy?
Unless as teachers, we spread the gospel of literacy in families --especially where young children are concerned-- in these twin islands of ours, we are "spinning top in mud".
This issue and others can be dealt with in your blog. Please participate. Don't be afraid to state your views.
**SEARCH for Literacy resources here: Google Literacy Search engine**
The International Reading Association (IRA)--Caribbean Outreach: to make enquiries about joining.Check one of the IRA Journals in the Library.
Here is some more fun and work. All you have to do is explore and try and discover what the Reading Process is before you go to your lectures or group sessions. Use your search engine to dig deeper. * denotes subtopics
(SEE LINKS BELOW ON WHAT IS READING?)
*The nature of Reading *Definitions of Reading *Factors affecting the development of Reading ability
You can read entire portions of its chapters online.
WHY A SECTION/LINK ON THE BRAIN AND READING? IT IS FOR YOUR INFO ONLY.
There were questions in some classes on "how the brain works" in processing information etc.
Those that are listed below ( from MIT Open Course Ware) are relevant to our search.
*The Brain and Reading: not much is known about how the brain "actually works" during Reading.
*Language Processing (OCW)
*See Brain; See Brain Read (Psychology Matters): How instruction affects the brain.
Here are useful Literacy sites to explore. There is a lot of material here so be selective. Explore for your needs:
**Recommended site: International Literacy Trust/U.K for the widest range of resources in the field
John Nemes' site: Learning to Read ... from A.M (Valsayn)
Port-of-Spain Children's Library: NALIS/tt