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Reading and Writing in the Academic Content Areas

Jun 01, 2006


For years, the nation’s education policymakers have spotlighted the importance of literacy instruction in grades K–3, where students develop the basic reading skills upon which they will build their future academic success. Now that federal and state investments in early literacy are starting to pay off—with the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) showing significant gains on fourth grade reading scores, especially among poor and minority students—it is time to shine the light upon the urgent literacy needs of older students.

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