Transferable Skills Across Subject Areas

College and Career Readiness (CCR) standards provide learning targets that teachers use to plan skill-based, vertically aligned lessons. Although the CCRs tell us what to do, they do not tell us in any practical way how to do this, nor does it explain how to adapt literacy skills to the various disciplines. Classroom teachers need practical approaches and classroom resources to help students meet the new national standards. 

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This is where LiteracyTA can help. Our Literacy Skills Library offers a practical solution to teaching high-level literacy skills across content areas. The set of skills and methods we have identified offer a common approach and a common language that help support teachers as they teach literacy in the discipline. We are the bridge that connects expectations to the practical implementation of skill-based instruction.

LiteracyTA's library of skills transfer across content areas and can build year to year. In order to successfully implement school-wide literacy, all teachers must work together and teach reading, writing, and speaking so that students have a chance to practice these skills with various texts and subject matter. Once students master a skill, they will be able to transfer what they know to other learning environments. The skills are here. Now let's work together to make them part of what we do everyday in every class.

Literacy Standards In Action

We've mapped our literacy lessons and reading, speaking, and writing skills to state standards, Common Core, and NGSS. The standards are "the what" to teach. Our lessons are "the how" to meet the expectations defined by the standards. Click on the links below to view our quick reference table that maps standards to literacy lessons.

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