Key Ideas Related to Content Literacy

  1. A major application of literacy is to increase the learning of critical information.

  2. Content literacy requires fluent decoding.

  3. Common strategies are taught and reinforced by all teachers.

  4. Responsive and systematic instruction is provided on a continuum of intensity.

  5. Students must master critical content regardless of literacy competence so that they acquire the background knowledge required to connect and understand new information.