The College and Career Readiness Initiative (CCRI) English/Language Arts Faculty Collaborative has pulled together teacher education representatives from 10 different institutes of higher education to form a Disciplinary Literacy Task Force. The task force will get right to work, developing six to eight modules for use in teacher education courses. The modules will emphasize methods to support students as they read rigorous texts.
The task force met in January for its first training session, which explored metacognitive reading strategies for English/language arts, social studies, science, and mathematics texts. Future task force initiatives will include site visits to universities, a meeting in May to discuss strategy integration, and an online course for faculty members. Upon completion, the online course and literacy modules will be available on the English/Language Arts Faculty Collaborative external website.