Shanahan & Shanahan, 2017, in their article, “Disciplinary Literacy: Just the FAQs” address some of the key questions behind the need for Disciplinary Literacy. What does it mean to teach literacy skills embedded within a specific discipline? We will take some time to look at the questions they have heard and how they respond.
Here’s their first question and answer:
- Why does the Common Core include disciplinary literacy standards?
The Common Core authors recognized that content area teachers need to instruct students regarding the reading demand endemic to their area of study. Only then can all students find success.