Educators that live and work in a state that has adopted the Common Core may have state-mandated English Language Arts (ELA) standards that cover History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects (grades 6-12).
That “content section” in Iowa also says:
“Note on range and content of student reading
Content area literacy is critical to students’ post secondary success in higher education and the workplace. To prepare students for these challenges, literacy skills must to be developed across all content areas. Students expand their range when applying literacy skills to a variety of content areas because the academic discourses and disciplinary concepts in those require different approaches to reading, writing, speaking, viewing, and listening. It is through applying literacy skills in a number of content areas that students learn to integrate these skills and strategies into life experience. Teachers in all content areas who make literacy a priority understand that learning involves making meaning.
Although the authors of the Common Core Standards chose to articulate standards for literacy in the areas of history/social studies, science, and technical subjects, the Iowa Core extends that definition to include all secondary content areas.” ( Retrieved from http://iowacore.educateiowa.gov. 9/07/11, p.76)
- Do you know the status of those standards in your state? Are you looking for resources?
@Principalj (Jessica Johnson) shared this link last week on Twitter and I am in awe of the amount of work that I realize this effort has taken to be publicly available as “clickable links” attached to google sites.
After you click on the link below, you need to look for “Resources to Support Each Discipline.” There are MANY, MANY resources available! Thank you @Principalj and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.