Friends in civics and social studies, disciplinary literacy is increasingly a significant element of instruction within our field. This new era of literacy, which moves us beyond the traditional Content Area Reading, is one that promises to better prepare our students for the rigors of academic language and a deeper understanding of the content.
In pursuit of understanding how we as educators approach disciplinary literacy in our classrooms, and what kind of support is needed, there is short but rich survey that you can take to contribute to understanding what exists and what needs to exist. Dr. Phil Wilder of (national champion) Clemson and Dr. Kristine Pytash of Kent State would love the assistance of middle and high school teachers in completing their survey and helping us grow as a profession. Please take a look at their request below. This is something that can have a huge impact in exchange for just a few minutes of your time:
Calling all middle and high school teachers! Teacher expertise about how to best support the literacy of students in content areas is seldom consulted. For research to best support your teaching and students, we desire to understand your perspective. No identifying information will be collected and the survey only takes approximately 10 minutes. Please click here to complete the survey. If you would like additional information about this study, please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for considering.