Literacy: An Asset Based Approach

With No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and Common Core there are misconception on literacy, specifically, false research being promoted for corporate greed. We are not saying that skills based literacy is useless but it should not be the main nor the only approach when engaging students in literacy. In this case study we explored multiple literacies, specifically we implemented side by side sessions where we used a whole language multiliteracy approach through play, creative spelling, drawing, dialogue, and children as authors. We conclude that children love to read when they engage in language play, create their own stories, choose and discuss books.