Literacy for Learning in the Content Areas


Literacy standards are an integral part of all course descriptions K-12. They support content specific standards thorough complex texts, academic vocabulary, knowledge building and engaging in evidence-based speaking, listening, reading and writing.

At the secondary level the Language Arts Florida Standards (LAFS) include strands to support literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects. These strands can be accessed in your content specific course description found on CPALMS.

Although not content area specific, speaking and listening standards are also included in all course descriptions including history/social studies, science, and technical subject courses. 

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Contact Information

Alicia Foy
Literacy in the Content Areas Specialist
Bureau of Standards and Instructional Support
325 West Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
Phone: 850-245-0830
Alicia.Foy@fldoe.org