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1.4 Unit Summary

  • College and Career Readiness attributes and skills have many commonalities and complement each other. If we accept the notion that “career” means more than a “job”, we see that the educational pathway to that career is very similar to the pathway to college.
  •  “Content literacy” for contemporary careers requires students to have an understanding of technical texts; the ability to interface verbally with managers, co-workers and peers; the evaluative skills needed to follow training and technical manuals; and the skills to communicate effectively to all in their chosen careers. 
  • The CCSS College and Career Ready descriptors of well-prepared students include independence, strong content area knowledge, adaptability, comprehension as well as critique, valuing evidence, technological competence, and valuing diversity.
  • There are many things that teachers of technical subjects can do to “scaffold” students’ literacy skills and prepare students more strategically and authentically so that “they are able to exhibit with increasing fullness and regularity  these capacities of the literate individual.”

Source: CCSS ELA Standards Introduction Students Who are College and Career Ready in Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening, & Language.