SEDL Insights, Vol. 3, No. 1: Teaching Content-Area Literacy and Disciplinary Literacy

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Authors: Ramona Chauvin, Kathleen Theodore

Price: Available free online
• Published: 2015    • 10 pages   

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To graduate high school fully prepared for college and the workforce, students need more than basic literacy skills. They need to master the distinct approaches to literacy that are used in academic disciplines such as science, mathematics, and history––as well as Career Technical Education courses. Many students still struggle to master more basic literacy skills, however, and many teachers in discipline-specific courses lack the knowledge and expertise to help students interpret the complex texts associated with each distinct discipline. This issue of SEDL Insights focuses on two types of literacy that are crucial to helping students become college and career ready: content-area literacy and disciplinary literacy.