While reading, writing, and arithmetic remain important, they are no longer enough. For learners to thrive, they must move beyond traditional literacies to modern fluencies—the unconscious mental processes that are learned, adapted, and applied in the context of real-world problems and challenges.
In this book, the authors unpack the fluencies (solution, information, creativity, communication, collaboration, and global citizenship) to reflect the relentless social, cultural, and economic shifts of modern times. Practical resources are presented alongside:
- Authentic Unit Plan Exemplars for each fluency
- Assessment rubric examples
- Discussion questions
Learners today must master an entirely different set of essential skills and knowledge needed to succeed than previous generations. This book provides a practical framework for integrating new fluencies into traditional curriculum.
Chapter 3 from Literacy is Still Not Enough explores the question: "How do we address the short-term goals of preparing students for the exams while at the same time addressing the long-term goals of developing engaged, lifelong learners during increasingly disruptive times?".