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Shared Responsibility

Literacy as a Shared Responsibility - Previous Revision

"Literacy has always been a collection of cultural and communicative practices shared among members of particular groups. As society and technology change, so does literacy.” (from NCTE’s Definition of 21st Century Literacies

“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”)


Books & Journals

Thumbnail for Reading for Learning: Using Discipline-Based Texts to Build Content KnowledgeReading for Learning: Using Discipline-Based Texts to Build Content Knowledge by Heather Lattimer (grades 5-10)



Voices from the Middle, Vol. 20, No. 4, May 2013 "Teaching the Language of School and Academics"
Voices from the Middle, May 2013


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Online Learning

All Teachers Are Not Teachers of Reading, but... (On Demand Web Seminar)

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

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Research & Position Statements

NCTE Statements

Literacies of Disciplines: An NCTE Policy Research Brief

NCLE Report: Remodeling Literacy Learning



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 around literacy topics such as shared responsibility.


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

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