Friday, March 9, 2012

"Literacy is an Every Century Skill"

Although they have important roles to play in adolescents' literacy development, language arts and reading teachers need content-area teachers to show students how to read and write like a scientist, historian, or mathematician. All teachers in all subject areas share the responsibility for literacy development in middle grades and high school. Today, more and more content-area teachers recognize this responsibility and are incorporating content literacy into their teaching through a variety of instructional strategies. 
Richard Vacca

"In Wisconsin, disciplinary literacy is defined as the confluence of content knowledge, experiences, and skills merged with the ability to read, write, listen, speak, think critically and perform in a way that is meaningful within the context of a given field."

Check out DPI's Disciplinary Literacy website for information on disciplinary literacy and resources specific to all content areas.

Math Content Literacy:
Content Area Literacy: Beyond the Language Arts Classroom

Writing in the Content Areas:
Get Students Writing Right: Tips for the Content Area Classroom

Many Content Area Literacy Strategies.  Applicable in all content areas:
Literacy and Learning Strategies

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