Coffee Talk

On Friday a student asked me what illiterate meant (after mispronouncing it).

Discuss.

This is an area of teaching English that’s really a mystery to me. Teachers in other departments ask me, “What are you guys doing in there?? These kids can’t read or write!”  I don’t disagree but I’m also kind of at a loss at how to tackle that problem in high school. It’s pretty overwhelming.

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