Friday, August 13, 2010

Teaching literacy in all content areas

Engaging in and practicing literacy skills -- listening, speaking, writing and reading -- should be a part of lessons across all subjects, Edutopia consulting online editor Rebecca Alber writes in this blog post. Informal conversations about new material allows students to learn to communicate at a higher academic level, while informal, daily writing exercises can help students relate to the subjects they are learning, Alber writes. Classroom libraries may also encourage a love of reading, she states.

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