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ERIC Number: ED497117
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1094-6675
Teaching Literacy across the Curriculum
Paterson, Jim
National Middle School Association (NJ1), Middle Ground v10 n4 p12-14 Apr 2007
It is recommended that schools incorporate literacy in all aspects of the curriculum. In this way, students begin to understand that reading and writing are not just for English class--they are skills that are important for many parts of daily life. This does not mean that teachers need to take time away from their other subjects to achieve this goal. Instead, they need to expand their concept of literacy to one that includes the ability to understand a great variety of nontraditional texts like mathematical expressions, symbols in science, Web sites, signs, cartoons, artwork, graphs, or even body language. Finding creative ways to make literacy a school-wide activity and promoting literacy outside of school, as the examples discussed here illustrate, is an excellent way to help students learn to apply their literacy skills to life outside of school.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A