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Literacy in the Classroom EDUCATIONWEEKLYBy Anna ScottLiteracy is vital to the education system.It used to be defined as reading and writingability, but it is understood today as makingsense of and engaging in advanced reading,writing, listening, and speaking (Alber, 2014). Itwas believed before to only be needed inEnglish Language Arts, but it has been realizedthat literacy is necessary for all content areas.As we are in the 21stcentury, adolescents thatare entering the adult world will depend onbeing able to read and write to perform in theircareers, be citizens, run households, and foraspects of their personal lives (Alber, 2014). Asliteracy is focused on in teaching all content, itcan create positive effects in student confidencealong with developing their abilities inunderstanding context clues and helpingenhance instructional time. Interdisciplinary literacy in today’sclassroomWhat does interdisciplinary mean when itcomes to learning? According to Heidi Hayes