Changing Views of Content Area LiteracyJune 25, 2011 at 8:42 am | Posted in Content Area Literacy | 9 Comments
From the all about Adolescent Literacy site, Heller and Greenleaf state
Inasmuch as the academic content areas comprise the heart of the secondary school curriculum, content area literacy instruction must be a cornerstone of any movement to build the high-quality secondary schools that young people deserve and on which the nation’s social and economic health will depend.
Debbie Shults, middle school teacher and literacy coach, writes in her post
Teachers across the entire curriculum spectrum are beginning to realize that they are responsible for producing learners who possess the literacy skills needed for the 21st Century. They are realizing that literacy is the ability to comprehend all sorts of text, and helping students accomplish the goal of comprehension requires more than asking them to open a book and read the chapter.
Reflect on the quotes and your work in class.
- How would you now define the literacy skills that are essential to your content area for which you are responsible teaching?
- What do you consider the most significant way in which your perception of content area literacy has changed since starting this course?