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Writing Successful Grants KnowledgeBase

This KnowledgeBase archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.

The Writing Successful Grants KnowledgeBase is an online resource aiding education professionals in their pursuit of public and private grants to support local programs. Its five elements contain information and resources that assist the grant seeker with developing their project, writing the grant proposal and managing the grant upon its award.

Task 3: Explore Integration of Literacy and Content Area Instruction

Guideline:It is important for district- and school-level educators to have an awareness of the nature of adolescent literacy development. Possessing such awareness enables content-area educators to develop effective instructional strategies.



Adolescent Literacy Toolkit

This link to the Council of Chief State School Officers' Adolescent Literacy Toolkit provides resources for states and high school content area teachers.


Glossary of Reading Terms

This link is to the Literacy Information and Communication System website provides a glossary of reading terms.


Bringing Literacy Strategies into Content Instruction

As noted in its introduction, this Center on Instruction document "provides research-based guidance on academic literacy instruction in the content areas." The vignettes offered provide examples of how literacy instruction can be integrated into content area instruction.


Literacy Instruction in the Content Areas

This link is to the Alliance for Excellent Education's report Literacy Instruction in the Content Areas: Getting to the Core of Middle and High School Improvement. It discusses multiple aspects of adolescent literacy development from achieving basic reading fluency, vocabulary and comprehension skills to more advanced literacy skills that will enable middle and high school students succeed in academic content areas.


Reading in the Disciplines: The Challenges of Adolescent Literacy

This link is to the Carnegie Corporation of New York's report addressing adolescent literacy in the content areas. The report discusses the following content areas: science, mathematics, literature and history.


What Content-Area Teachers Should Know About Adolescent Literacy

This link is to a National Institute for Literacy document for content-area teachers. As noted in its preface, "this report summarizes some of the current literature on adolescent literacy research and practice."