MNMS Literacy Initiative 2012-2013 - Reading
"Literacy is more than just the ability to read and write. Students should be able to make sense of and engage in advanced reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Teaching literacy skills is no longer considered the sole responsibility of the English teacher. Literacy skills should be reinforced in every curriculum." (Edutopia, How Important is Teaching Literacy in All Content Areas? 08/04/2010)
It is very easy to get caught up in the pressure to cover material quickly in order to meet the content standards, but there is still room for teaching literacy in every class. The content is what we are teaching, but we can incorporate reading and literacy strategies in how we deliver our content.
Please use this site as a tool when preparing your lessons. We do not have "everything there is to know" about teaching reading in the content area classes on this site. We have simply tried to provide you with useful and engaging strategies that can be used in your classroom. If you have any questions about the strategies, would like some individual help concerning implementation of a strategy, or would like to add a successful strategy that you have tried in your classroom, please email a member of the literacy committee. Happy reading!
2012-2013 Literacy Committee Members