C14 – York: Literacy in Every Discipline

Presenter: Alexandra Parlagreco
Audience: Secondary

Description: In this session, we will discuss the Disciplinary Literacy approach in four subject areas: English, Science, Canadian World Studies, and Religion. We will explore what literacy looks like in these four disciplines and how we can encourage students to read and think like literary critics, scientists, historians, and theologians. The session will discuss 1) the challenges which affect reading comprehension in your subject area; 2) discipline-specific instructional strategies which can be implemented to improve literacy in your subject area; and 3) resources which foster discipline-specific literacy instruction in your subject area.

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