Adolescent Literacy Toolkit

English Language Arts Mathematics Science Social Studies

English Language Arts Lesson Plans, Narratives, and Literacy Q&A

Lesson Plans and Narratives

The goal of the sample lesson plans is to show content-area high school teachers how they can use literacy strategies to help high school students learn core content and concepts. The lessons are accompanied by narrative explanations that describe the lesson in action.

Literacy Q&A

Literacy experts answered common questions content-area teachers have about integrating literacy instruction into their daily practice. The answers include explanations for why literacy instruction within the content areas is so important and suggestions for how teachers can embed literacy instructional practices into their content lessons.

Janice Dole provided the answers to the Literacy Q&A for English language arts. Her complete biography is available on the About the Toolkit page.

Janice A. Dole (Ph. D., Education, University of Colorado), is Associate Professor of Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Utah. Dr. Dole’s university experience includes positions held at the University of Denver, the Center for the Study of Reading at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Michigan State University.

English Language Arts Literacy Q&A