It used to be that when people thought of literacy, they just worried about teaching people to read and write. However, as our world has changed, so has the way we have to think about literacy. We need to teach students to be effective consumers and creators of many different kinds of media. That has led the National Council of Teachers of English to create its own Definition of 21st Century Literacies. Let's teach students to be literate for the 21st century... and amplify their voices along the way!