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Content Area Literacy

"Content literacy can be defined as the ability to use reading and writing for the acquisition of new content in a given discipline. Such ability includes three principal cognitive components: general literacy skills, content-specific literacy skills (such as map reading in the social studies,) and prior knowledge of content." 

(McKenna & Robinson 1990)


Welcome to the course guide for Dr. Rasheed's course guide for the EDRD A518 Writing Research Project!!!  In this guide, you'll find resources and information to help you complete this assignment.

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About the Assignment

Who? All EDRD A518 students

What? Research a contemporary issue in education around “content area literacy.” This is intentionally broad, so that you are afforded the opportunity to explore an area of interest and an area that is specific to your program (history, math, science, English). Length: 10-12 pages (not counting the title page or reference list.)

Where? Submit the draft and final on Blackboard.

Why? Designed to get you thinking, problem solving, synthesizing, discussing, and building a repertoire of skills to serve you as an expert in the classroom and to support your students. Through the research, you will be able to incorporate research-supported literacy practices into your instruction.

How? APA 7th edition format: Times New Roman, size 12 font, double spaced

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