The Course Enhancement Module (CEM) on Disciplinary Literacy (CEM–DL) is a compilation of resources intended for use in the development and enhancement of teacher and leadership education courses, as well as for professional development programs for practitioners. The resources are designed to support professional learning opportunities for stakeholders invested in the support and instruction of students with disabilities and others who struggle with learning to meet college and career readiness standards.
The activities in this collection 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.
This course provides teachers and literacy coaches with an overview of disciplinary literacy, essential concepts related to proficient reading and writing, and general instructional practices that support literacy development indicated by the Common Core and NGSS. The course encompasses four discipline strands: Mathematics, Science, English and History/Social Studies. Teachers will see videos with classroom examples specific to each discipline, research on what literacy means in the four disciplines, and case studies of professionals using literacy in their daily work. An extensive website houses the course text and interactive features.
In this tutorial, you will learn about what dyslexia is, as well as typical causes and effects of dyslexia, all in an online experience. You can select the topic you want to learn more about, or you can go through the whole tutorial.
There is also an implementation tool kit
for districts and schools.