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TYPES OF LITERACY MATRIX1Types of Literacy MatrixJane A. DoeGrand Canyon University SEC 540<Date>
TYPES OF LITERACY MATRIX2Part 1: Formal and Informal Literacy AssessmentsLiteracy AssessmentFormal or InformalRationaleStrategies to AvoidMisusePowerPoint PresentationFormalThis formal assessment challenges students todemonstrate their knowledge by effectively communicating information with peers while also using higher order thinking to plan, design, and create a digital presentation toaccompany their speech. In doing so, I am assessing student literacy skills of speaking and writing.Evaluating students based simply on theirability to publicly speak would pose bias on students who are naturally more reserved. I will stress to students that I simply am checking for mastery of knowledge of the content, not mastery of public speaking or writing a speech. Effectively communicating and addressing areas of concern from students surrounding this assignment will allow me to provide reassurance and feedback to ensure student success. Short Essay QuestionsFormalThis formal assessment can be given alone or in unison with multiple-choice quizzes or other assessments. The possibilities for these questions are truly limitless as theycan measure for literacy mastery in reading and writing across all content areas. In order to avoid misusing this formal assessment, because of its versatility and ease, teachers must make sure to not limitassessments to solely this avenue. Students should be offered multiple and various opportunities to demonstrate mastery of content.

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