READ 560. Literacy in the Content Areas

This course is a survey of discipline-specific and cross-content-area literacy methods, study skills, critical thinking strategies, and information processing techniques to enhance literacy processes and outcomes in grades 4-12. The course addresses the following topics: disciplinary-specific reading, writing, and thinking practices; text analysis and its relation to lesson design; the role of metacognition and prior knowledge in reading and writing; and the use of technology and multimodal representations. The role all teachers play in supporting literacy development and integrating literacy learning across all disciplines in stressed.


Offered: Regularly
Credits: 3