Week 2 Analysis

From the Lynch article required for this week's reading as well as many others, it can be safe to say that that literature must be moving at the same pace of technology. It can be said for devil's advocate or for the sake of truth that our students respond more to technology than they do of text. Lynch’s article addresses the need to STEM across commonplace academic subjects, especially literacy. The use of learning a skill while conceptualizing literature is the second task that teenagers and young adults of our generation adept at adapting. We can text and do homework; we can read and learn how to program software as well.


Lynch’s article compares to Hillman’s article on disciplinary literacy as she also expresses that we as educators must drift away from traditional methods of instruction and look ahead to more modern and individualized routes of education.  Hillman presents a caveat within her article of mathematics adapting to their form of literacy. The need for mathematical literacy is imperative since mathematics is considered the core of all STEM subjects.


Lynch’s article references Fangs article due to the understanding that instruction is not only one approach, but a series of multiple approaches to providing the best result. Fang argues in his report that more outside literary sources must be taken into the classroom to correlate the best form of understanding for our students. This correlation means that more sociocultural approaches must be taken to have students involved in their learning. This argument also involves students accessing a different skill within their instruction such as learning software ( Lynch) to keep them motivated.


The readings quietly beg the question of how do we have the student become more aligned with their literacy instruction? There are arguments to make it more aligned through socio-economic approaches Fang) or through building a higher emphasis on mathematical literacy to construct qualitative reasoning skills across all STEM boards ( Hillman). Reasoning that I believe would be assistive would be to have students utilize/showcase their work, assessment on the project on a social media platform such as Instagram.


This idea stems from Pearson's article on students and their use of texts and conceptual knowledge. We must accept that students may be able to broaden the landscape of dispensary learning further if they were able to blog, catalog or discuss it on a platform such as Instagram, Tumblr or Facebook. Ultimately, a familiar approach to learning is a remedy for literacy remediation which is common among adolescent (Biancrosa). Having a student document what they learn from their readings on a platform also supports the semblance of students playing the role of their selected or given profession. Student documenting the plant cycle such as a botanist on a blog will allow the student to act if they are a botanist.

    • Gerald Ardito
      Gerald Ardito


      This is well written.

      However, please be sure to follow the guidelines about annotating your work. You can find them here.

      Please revise this post accordingly.

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