Which literacy skills are unique to a particular industry or curricular area? That's the question we're answering with disciplinary literacy. "In Wisconsin, disciplinary literacy is defined as the confluence of content knowledge, experiences, and skills merged with the ability to read, write, listen, speak, think critically and perform in a way that is meaningful within the context of a given field. These abilities are important in ALL courses and subjects."
- Click here for a handy disciplinary literacies chart you can use with students (from ASCD)
- Click here for a step-by-step guide to embedding literacy skills into the curriculum--from identifying power standards through formative, interim and summative assessments.
- Follow the links below to investigate disciplinary literacy in a variety of curricular areas: