Questions and Activities

  1. How are generalizable literacy strategies and disciplinary literacy strategies different? Describe why and how they can be explicitly taught in content area classes.
  2. Do you believe that content area teachers should be teaching literacy strategies? Discuss your beliefs about teaching literacy strategies in content area classes.
  3. Identify examples of texts you have encountered in different disciplines and discuss the different strategies you have applied to comprehend and learn from them.
  4. What is culturally responsive teaching, and why is it important to serving the needs of a diverse student population?
  5. Discuss ways that disciplinary literacy strategies can be used along with culturally- responsive teaching methods. What are some of the challenges teachers face when trying to meet the needs of all students in content area classes?