Conventional literacy. This is the most basic form of literacy This defintion requires little more than one being able to read and write in order to be considered literate.
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“ability to read and absorb the kind of knowledge that is associated with the school and to write examinations and reports based on such knowledge” (Finn, p. 124).
This level of literacy tends not to be creative and encourages memorization of facts. Informative literacy is different from functional literacy in that it does encourage one to demonstrate their comprehension of a text, but, unlike critical literacy, it does not encourage further synthesis or inquiry of information to create one’s own knowledge.