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Content literacy involves the integration of strategies and experiences the build understandings related to a particular topic rather than simply acquiring large amounts of information.

A person who is content literate has a heightened awareness and use of the oranization and structure of distinct texts in diverse fields of study and knows how to read in strategic ways to obtain important knowledge from them.

Even understanding a simple weather broadcast requires basic content literacy related to science.

eye means readRead Key Word: Content Literacy in THE BLUE BOOK by Callison and Preddy, 340-343.

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Manzo, A. V. & Manzo, U. C. (1997). Content Area Literacy: Interactive Teaching for Active Learning. Merrill.

Stephens, E. C. & Brown, J. E. (2000). A Handbook of Content Literacy Strategies: 75 Practical Reading and Writing Ideas. Christopher-Gordon Publishers.

Tonjas. M. J., Wolpow, R. & Zintz, M. V. (1998). Integrated Content Literacy. McGraw-Hill.


Chicana and Chicano Space: A Thematic, Inquiry-based Art Education Resource. Be sure the check out the Inquiry Learning section.


Bruce, Bertram C. & Bishop, Ann P. (May 2002). Using the Web to Support Inquiry-Based Literacy Development. Reading Online: Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 45(8).

Thakkar, Umesh (November 2001). Extending Literacy Through Participation in New Technologies. Reading Online: Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 45(3).


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