Disciplinary Literacy


Disciplinary Literacy approaches the teaching of Literacy across the curriculum through each subject communicating their subject through its own unique language.

Each subject should provide explicit vocabulary instruction to help students access and use academic language. Prioritise teaching Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary.

Develop students' abilities to read complex academic texts. Active reading strategies. Use collaborative and paired writing to motivate students to write.

Break down writing tasks.

Combine reading and writing instruction.

Provide opportunities for structured talk. "Accountable Talk"

High quality interventions for struggling students (tiered support).