Developing Literacy Skills Through IDL and Across Learning
Literacy permeates throughout everything we do both in and out of school. Practitioners can plan for Literacy skills through three different ways:
Discrete literacy learning – Developing individual aspects of literacy.
Literacy through Interdisciplinary Learning (IDL) – Applying and assessing literacy skills in context.
Across learning – Opportunities to develop and demonstrate literacy skills in all subject areas.
Recently Education Scotland published resources for use across the Broad General Education (3-15), created in a partnership between the University of Glasgow and Education Scotland. The resources are located in a number of curricular areas such as Social Studies, Modern Languages, RME and Technologies. The resource links provide an opportunity for children to apply their literacy skills through interdisciplinary learning, or demonstrate literacy skills across learning.