Literacy is more than
knowing how to read and write.
A person who is literate
can use reading, writing, speaking,
and numerical skills effectively to understand
and participate in the world around them.
Literacy is not a fixed skill.
It needs to be exercised and challenged.
Otherwise, the skill will not strengthen and may weaken.
Source: Project READ Literacy Network
See the resources in the right column for additional information
about literacy considerations in Quebec and Canada.
5 levels used to define literacy in Canada:
Literacy agencies in Canada use the International Adult Survey Levels to assess the abilities of literacy clients.
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