Literacy is the ability to read and use written information and to write appropriately and legibly, taking account of different purposes, contexts, conventions and audiences. It involves the development of:
an integrated approach to the acquisition of talking, listening, reading and writing skills across the curriculum;
knowledge that allows a speaker, writer and reader to use language appropriate to different social situations;
formal and informal language across all areas of social interaction;
the ability to read, understand and use information in multiple formats and platforms, including traditional print and on-screen material.