Event Title

Disciplinary Literacy: Providing Students with the Literacy Tools to Succeed Across Disciplines

Faculty Advisor

Leah Nillas

Graduation Year

2019

Location

Foyer, State Farm Hall, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

13-4-2019 11:00 AM

End Date

13-4-2019 12:00 PM

Description

Now more than ever it is important to help adolescents with reading and writing, as two thirds of middle school and high school students struggle with reading and writing in various content areas (Carnegie Council on Advancing Adolescent Literacy, 2010). There are no specific rules informing readers the “right” way to approach a text, not even in the Common Core State Standards. How can we ask students to closely read texts in several disciplines without having explained how to do so? We are setting our students up for failure if we neglect teaching them how to read across disciplines. In an effort to understand how teachers implement literacy strategies across disciplines, I examined research articles on the implementation of disciplinary literacy and the effects of literacy strategies in mathematics, English, science, and history curriculum. Additionally, further research is necessary to explore literacy teaching in other content areas as well as a closer examination of other literacy strategies to determine the effects and advantages of literacy teaching.

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Apr 13th, 11:00 AM Apr 13th, 12:00 PM

Disciplinary Literacy: Providing Students with the Literacy Tools to Succeed Across Disciplines

Foyer, State Farm Hall, Illinois Wesleyan University

Now more than ever it is important to help adolescents with reading and writing, as two thirds of middle school and high school students struggle with reading and writing in various content areas (Carnegie Council on Advancing Adolescent Literacy, 2010). There are no specific rules informing readers the “right” way to approach a text, not even in the Common Core State Standards. How can we ask students to closely read texts in several disciplines without having explained how to do so? We are setting our students up for failure if we neglect teaching them how to read across disciplines. In an effort to understand how teachers implement literacy strategies across disciplines, I examined research articles on the implementation of disciplinary literacy and the effects of literacy strategies in mathematics, English, science, and history curriculum. Additionally, further research is necessary to explore literacy teaching in other content areas as well as a closer examination of other literacy strategies to determine the effects and advantages of literacy teaching.