The Important Thing

June 29, 2012 at 11:09 pm | Posted in Content Area Literacy | 5 Comments

At the beginning of this course we challenged ourselves asking, “What are the critical components of literacy in the content areas?”

Now that we have reached the end of this course let’s reflect back on this same question.  Following the format of today’s read aloud The Important Book, by Margaret Wise Brown, how would you complete the statement:

The Important Thing About Content Area Literacy is that …

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  1. The important thing about content area literacy is that it is necessary.
    It is developing reading strategies,
    and it is helping students become better readers,
    and it allows students to interact with the real world,
    and often times it builds relationships with your students.
    But the important thing about content area literacy is that it is necessary.

  2. The important thing about content area literacy is that it needs to be included no matter what subject you teach.
    It may include pre, during and post reading.
    It may also include graphic organizers, and vocabulary.
    Some students may like it, some students may struggle.
    You may see that every student will be starting at a different reading level.
    It may take time to get the students on your side.
    It may be difficult to implement when everyone else around you does not agree.
    It may help students get become involved and motivated to learn.
    It may include a wide variety of activities, tasks, preparations, articles, materials, and formats.
    But the most important thing about content area literacy is that it needs to be included no matter what subject you teach.

  3. The Important Thing About Content Area Literacy is that it Supports the content and the student.
    It is strategies for pre, during, and post reading of mathematics articles.
    It is vocabulary and graphing organizers to develop big ideas and understandings.
    It is the help for students to not only be successful in reading, but to extend their content knowledge of math and science.
    Literacy is the glue that combines learning and enjoyment, builds relationships between students and teachers and relationships between math and the real world.
    But most importantly Content Area Literacy is this it Supports the content and the student.

  4. The important thing about Content Area Literacy is that it allows students to see the joy in reading for a subject and what it has to offer.
    It opens students eyes to what the subject really has to offer.
    It makes poor readers, better readers.
    It incorporates pre, during, and post reading strategies for reading various content articles.
    Content Area Literacy is the key that unlocks what science/math truly has to offer.
    But most importantly Content Area Literacy allows students to see the joy in reading for a subject and what it has to offer.

  5. The important thing about content-area literacy is that it helps students with specific strategies for improving their reading.
    It can be used before, during, and after reading a content-area text.
    It incorporates vocabulary strategies into the list of tools that students can use.
    It allows for different methods and modes of implementation for improving their abilities to read and write.
    Literacy is important not only for school, but for life as well.
    But the most important aspect of content-area literacy is that every student gets what he needs to succeed.


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