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What does it mean to be literate in the 21st century?

What does it mean to be literate in the 21st century? How does this influence what students and their teachers do in the primary school literacy classroom? Task: Your task is to write an annotated bibliography that provides a brief overview of the literature on the topic above. You are required to summarize the content of 8 sources (6 essential readings listed below, and 2 of your own choice), and assess the value of each source for addressing the above topic questions. Structure: In your assignment, 1. Briefly introduce the topic that the sources cover (~ 100-150 words). 2. The main part of your assignment should consist of your bibliographic entries, listed in alphabetical order. Include 8 entries – 6 essential readings listed below, and two (2) relevant readings of your own choice (~ 100-150 words per entry on average). Each entry should consist of: a. The full reference for the source, written in APA style b. The annotation, which includes: i. A short statement which identifies the focus or purpose of the author; ii. A short summary of the theory, research findings or arguments presented by the author; iii. Brief comments on the usefulness and/or limitations of the source for addressing the topic. 3. Write a brief conclusion which summarizes the key issues that have emerged in your reading and thinking about the topic, and how they relate to teaching practice (~ 100-150 words). Writing guide and examples for annotated bibliography You will find some examples and helpful tips for this writing this assignment in the ASO fact sheet for writing an annotated bibliography in: http://www.une.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/11132/WE_Writing-an-annotated-bibliography.pdf Essential readings (from prescribed texts and eReserve) ACARA. (2009). Shape of the Australian Curriculum: English. Available from http://www.acara.edu.au/verve/_resources/Australian_Curriculum_-_English.pdf Christie, F. (2005). Language and Literacy. In Language education in the primary years (pp. 1-12). Sydney: University of New South Wales Press. Gee, J. P. (1991). What is literacy? In C. Mitchell & K. Weiler (Eds.), Rewriting literacy (pp. 3-11). New York: Bergin & Garvey. McDonald, L. (2012). Literature and context. In A literature companion for teachers (pp.33-46). Newtown, NSW: Primary English Teaching Association Australia. Tompkins, G., Campbell, R., & Green, D. (2012). Becoming an effective teacher of language, literature and literacy Literacy for the 21st Century: A balanced approach (pp. 2-32). Australia: Pearson. Unsworth, L. (2001). Changing dimensions of school literacies. In L. Unsworth (Ed.), Teaching multiliteracies across the curriculum: Changing contexts of text and image in classroom practice (pp. 1-20). Milton Keynes: Open University Press. Additional readings: You need to select 2 additional readings on the topic to include in your annotated bibliography. You may find other useful materials listed on the List of Resources for this unit. Additional resources are available from the Dixson Library collection. If you are studying at a distance, materials may be accessed through eReserve and the library’s electronic databases. These can be downloaded and saved onto your computer for reading offline, (or printing where necessary). Referencing Education assignments should use the APA (American Psychological Association) style of referencing. You can find specific guidelines for how to present your in-text references and the Reference list on the ASO (Academic Skills Office) referencing page at http://www.une.edu.au/current-students/resources/academic-skills/referencing Follow the guidelines carefully as you need to attend to details such as the information required and the order in which you document this, as well as very specific uses of punctuation, capitalisation, and italics specified by this style. The APA guide can be downloaded from http://www.une.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/12958/REF_APA-Referencing.pdf