Literacy Strategies for Science and Technical Subjects: Grades 6-12 – No. 151B

Transferring literacy skills to subjects outside of English Language Arts is easily achieved when instruction is strategy-driven, explicit and consistently applied across subject areas. In this e-course, participants will focus on informational text and non-fiction essay writing across multiple subject areas. By analyzing non-fiction reading and writing in science and technical subjects, participants will understand and be able to resource supportive strategy for the consistent threading across content areas, genres, and learning styles. Tools for implementation and scaffolding will be abundant.

Course Objectives:

  • Learn research-based strategy for teaching and facilitating content-focused writing sessions in support of non-fiction text.
  • Understanding of reading and writing genre as applied to specific science and technical disciplines.
  • Facilitate comprehension and understanding through reading strategy and responsive writing.