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ERIC Number: EJ1113148
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0892-4562
College and Career Ready: Preparing Students in Fitness and Health Literacy
Buskist, Connie; Reilly, Erin; Walker, Andria; Bourke, Nicholas
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v29 n5 p10-15 2016
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English language arts have been adopted by many states across the country in an effort to prepare students for life after high school, whether that be going to college or joining the work force. The anchor standards of the CCSS, known as the College and Career Ready Standards, describe the literacy skills of college and career-ready individuals. Physical educators, as well as classroom teachers, have a role in preparing students to be literate, independent and knowledgeable adults who are able to make informed decisions as they go through life. Students' abilities to make informed choices about their health and fitness as adults depends on the knowledge and skills developed in both physical education and the regular classroom, making collaboration between these teachers essential to college and career readiness. This article describes strategies that physical educators can use to support literacy development and promote critical thinking skills for K-12 students while meeting SHAPE America's National Standards for K-12 Physical Education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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