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Module Overview

Module Purpose

This module is designed to introduce educators to the intent
and instructional implications of the California Common
Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy
in History/ Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects
(CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy) and how the standards impact
instruction and learning in the technical subjects. Information and
activities within the module support educators in integrating literacy
instruction into technical subject content to support the learning
of all students.


 

The CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy document includes a section titled, “Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects 6–12” (Standards for Literacy), which will be the primary focus of this module. Included also is an overview of the College and Career Readiness (CCR) Anchor Standards for Reading and Writing as they apply to technical subject literacy in the elementary grades and the CCR Anchor Standards for Literacy in the Technical Subjects as they apply to the secondary grades.

The overarching goals of the “Content Literacy in the Technical Subjects” module are to enable educators to:

  • Understand the intent and organization of the Standards for Literacy and how they specifically relate to the technical subjects
  • Understand how building literacy in the technical subjects improves learning and helps prepare students for college and career readiness
  • Understand the implications of literacy instruction in the technical subjects
  • Understand how to support the learning of all students

This module contains four units:

  • Unit 1: College and Career Readiness in the Technical Subjects
  • Unit 2: Content Literacy in the Technical Subjects, K–5
  • Unit 3: Building Content Literacy in the Technical Subjects, 6–12 Reading
  • Unit 4: Building Content Literacy in the Technical Subjects, 6–12 Writing