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Fall 2018 TLC: Connecting Key Ideas Across Content Areas - Activity 3 Literacy Resources

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Teacher Quality Standards

  • QS I: Teachers demonstrate mastery of and pedagogical expertise in the content they teach.
    • Element B: Teachers develop and implement lessons that connect to a variety of content areas/disciplines and emphasize literacy and mathematical practices.

Review these resources if you have chosen literacy as your focus for Activity 3. 


In this video, literacy experts have a conversation about teaching and asking for text-based answers. This strategy is also referred to as “close reading.”


No matter the grade or subject you teach, you likely have students who struggle with reading. Use this list of ideas to allow all students to access content in your classroom.


Marzano’s research-based strategies for vocabulary instruction are helpful for teachers in any subject area.


Students who struggle with reading need support across all content areas. This article gives some helpful strategies for giving students access in the classroom, whether they have a diagnosed reading disability or not.


This list of comprehension, vocabulary and writing strategies for before, during and after reading can be used in any content area to integrate literacy practice and skills.