I have been struggling with literacy, both as a concept and theory.
The literature on literacy is very broad, it seems quite all-encompassing, so I am struggling to make sense of literacy in any useful sense at all. At the moment, I tend to think of literacy as a summary of the specific skills of reading, writing, speaking, etc. But I find whenever I come across any discussion or examination of literacy instead of those specific skills, I find myself really distracted and I believe does a disservice to the skills acquisition aspects of language teaching and learning.
I am really interested in whether there are any examples or thoughts on how literacy has been useful in language learning or teaching, especially to you personally or in the literature. I am hoping there is a more pragmatic application of literacy but I am struggling to find it.