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The Adolescent Literacy 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 6: Integrate with Social Sciences

Guideline: Literacy plays an important part in social sciences. Fourth and fifth grade teachers can improve adolescent literacy through incorporating vocabulary instruction and comprehension strategy instruction in their lesson planning. Possessing such an awareness enables fourth and fifth grade teachers to enhance instruction to facilitate student comprehension of social science concepts and build background knowledge for future learning.



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.


Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People

As noted at its website, "Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People is a reading list of exceptional books for use in social studies classrooms, selected by twelve social studies educators. This is an annual project of the National Council for the Social Studies and the Children's Book Council."



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.