Open Access Graduate Research Paper
The general public in the United States recently has expressed much concern about low literacy levels. Many Americans have not developed language abilities that afford successful functioning as adults. Current data support this concern : Approximately one out of ten adults cannot read well enough to fill out tax forms, read a menu, or heed warning labels on medicine bottles. Surveys suggest that at least 50 percent of the unemployed lack basic reading and writing skills to secure a job (Cornett, Blankenship, 1990).
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Jeanne McLain Harms
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©1992 Mary A. Rosburg
Rosburg, Mary A., "Extending the literature base of a language arts classroom using the theme of survival" (1992). Graduate Research Papers. 3205.