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Content Literacy Resources - Previous Revision

"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)

NCTE Pathways Professional Development Program

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 Books

Reading for Learning: Using Discipline Texts To Build Content Knowledge  

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.    


NCTE Web Seminars

On Demand Web seminarsOn Demand Web Seminars on content area literacy include:


Consulting Network

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.     

Related NCTE Policy Briefs

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)  

Lesson Plans 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 Journals

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.


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