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Content Area Literacy

Elementary school teachers are incredibly versatile people. In one school day, a teacher will teach reading, math, science and social studies. Content area lessons require specific techniques and knowledge that help students navigate different types of texts.

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Our PBS Television Series:
Launching Young Readers

Steve Graham

See how one teacher creates a community of writers in her classroom.

 

Frank McCourt

Learn more about effective classroom strategies to help kids understand — and care about — what they read.

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