literacy

Disciplinary Literacy and Complex Texts

Activity Description

These activities focus on disciplinary literacy across ELA, history, and science.  Participants will deepen their understanding on disciplinary literacy and scaffolds for students to access complex texts through close reading and collaborative annotation.  

In this series of activities, participants will:  

  • develop strategies for teaching students how to read like a literary critic, historian, or scientist 
  • deepen understanding of what close reading is
  • learn how to engage students in close reading and collaborative annotation and scaffolds to support diverse learners
  • plan next steps around the new learnings from activities above

Linked Resources


Activity 1

Activity 2 

Activity 3