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How To Incorporate Literacy Instruction in All Content Areas

A common misconception of literacy is that it only encompasses reading and writing. For that reason, literacy instruction is often relegated to Reading/Language Arts teachers. In this white paper, Angela Singer suggests that it is the responsibility of all educators to incorporate literacy instruction that promotes the critical thinking skills necessary for engagement in 21st-century communication. Cross-curricular collaboration is the key to unlocking student potential in all subject areas.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Why it’s necessary to intentionally plan for literacy instruction in every content area
  • How to craft quality assignments that implement reading, writing, speaking, listening, and/or research skills
  • Additional strategies for content-specific literacy instruction

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Disciplinary literacy—reading, writing, speaking, listening, and research—is essential for communicating effectively in the content areas, in college, and in careers. Share this article with your colleagues or PLC!

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