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Literacy: Whose job is it anyway

Disciplinary Literacies

Literacy has always been critical to our students’ success. But in a world where information flows 24/7, what it means to be a literate person has changed. Our task as educators is to teach our students how to process vast troves of information, evaluate its authenticity, communicate about it, and find and pull from multiple sources to deepen students’ understanding.

English teachers cannot accomplish this alone.

Literacy learning is the job of every person within a school building, working individually and collaboratively to share expertise, develop new teaching strategies, and solve problems.

It is both necessary and possible to remodel literacy learning so our students can graduate ready for twenty-first-century colleges and careers. NCTE believes in supporting educators as architects of innovative improvements, and the resources below are a good place to start.

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