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Literacy as a Shared Responsibility

“As we move beyond earlier notions of “reading and writing,” the boundaries between literacy processes blur, and responsibility for supporting literacy learners expands to include educators across all disciplines.” (from K Williamson blog “Responding to Shifting Literacies”)

Whether you are a classroom teacher looking for ideas or responsible for leading professional learning, we invite you to learn from and with the thousands of educators that have made a commitment to supporting learners literacy practices throughout the school day.


Books & Journals

Real-World LiteraciesReal-World Literacies: Disiplinary Teaching in the High School classroom by Heather Lattimer



Entering the ConversationsEntering the Conversations: Practicing Literacy in the Disciplines by Patricia Lambert Stock, Trace Schillinger, and Andrew Stock


These books are part of the Principles in Practice imprint. 

English Journal, Vol. 103, No. 3, January 2014

"Interdisciplinary Synergy: Teaching and Learning in Collaboration"

English Journal, January 2014



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Online Learning

Reading and Writing in the Disciplines (Web Seminar Package)

Content Literacy: Four Factors in Building an Effective Instructional Framework (On Demand Web Seminar)

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Research & Position Statements

2014 NCLE ReportNCLE Report: Remodeling Literacy Learning Together: Paths to Standards Implementation

NCTE Policy Research Brief: Literacies of Disciplines

NCLE Report: Remodeling Literacy Learning: Make Room for What Works



National Center for Literacy Education

Literacy in Learning ExchangeWorking in Concert to Strengthen Literacy Education Across the NationCollaborative tools, resources, and groups engaged in professional learning.

Getting Started with Questions of Literacy as a Shared Responsibility

Needs Assessment Tool: Asset Inventory


ReadWriteThink provides instructional practices and digital resources that support effective reading and language arts instruction for all learners.

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