Reading and Writing in the Academic Content Areas
This issue brief from the Alliance for Excellent Education looks at the role every middle and high school teacher must play to help older students become fully literate, and puts forth a four-part agenda for improving literacy in the content areas.
For years, the nation's education policymakers have spotlighted the importance of literacy instruction in grades K-3, where students develop the basic reading skills upon which they will build their future academic success. Now that federal and state investments in early literacy are starting to pay off — with the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) showing significant gains on fourth grade reading scores, especially among poor and minority students — it is time to shine the light upon the urgent literacy needs of older students.Read the issue brief
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