"Research shows that when schools create explicit spaces for students and teachers to discuss the overlap and the differences among disciplinary literacies, teachers become more effective, and students develop new ways of representing and generating knowledge."
(From the Literacies of Disciplines: An NCTE Policy Research Brief)
Adolescent Literacy Pathways is structured to support cross-disciplinary learning communities and improve the teaching and learning practices across content areas to increase the achievement levels of all students. Ideal for teachers, coaches, and adminstrators, Pathways is organized around five key questions and 17 learning strands and includes essential questions, video clips, related readings, and tools for classroom application.
NCTE offers several titles on content literacy for educators across the K-12 levels. Many books are also ideal for use in teacher education programs.
On Demand Web seminars on content area literacy include:
NCTE offers consultants who specialize in content area literacy instruction and are available to present one-day or multi-day presentations or provide year-round consulting. All workshops and presentations can be customized to meet your specific needs.
Literacies of Disciplines: An NCTE Policy Research Brief
Published in The Council Chronicle (Sept 2011)
Reading and Writing across the Curriculum: An NCTE Policy Research Brief
Published in The Council Chronicle (March 2011)
ReadWriteThink.org offers several strategy guides on Reading in the Content Areas, where readers can get information and ideas about teaching reading in the different content areas. Two topics covered are “Preparing Students for Success with Reading in the Content Areas” (M-S) and “Supporting Student Comprehension in Content Area Reading” (M-S).
NCTE members enjoy online access to ALL journals published more than two years ago! Search to find articles on content literacy and share with your teaching team.