What does the core content curriculum have to do with adolescent literacy?

  • Teachers are required to align curriculum with standards and then are required to ensure that all students meet standards.

  • Students who have limited literacy skills and strategies will not acquire the content and will not meet standards.

  • The core content curriculum is where students apply and practice literacy skills and strategies.

  • Secondary students will not have sufficient opportunities for practice if core content teachers do not participate in the development of literacy skills and strategies across the curriculum.