Introduction to Information Technology in Business
In Summer 2003, Think Literacy: Cross-Curricular Approaches,
Grades 7 –12 was developed by a writing team, commissioned
by the Expert Panel on Students at Risk (Literacy), to support
teachers as they use reading, writing and oral communication
approaches in their classrooms.
In Summer 2004, teams of subject experts wrote additional subject-specific
examples to help teachers combine the teaching of reading,
writing and oral communication skills with their subject content.
Subject Specific Resources (Summer 2004)
These subject specific resource documents are intended
blend the teaching of subject content and literacy skill
help students in grades 7 - 9 to further develop their
communication skills, which, in turn, helps students
be more successful in learning subject content.
serve as a springboard for teachers to design additional
Considerations When Using These Resources
Based on the students' background knowledge and current
level of performance, teachers select an appropriate
Timelines for teaching and learning will vary depending
on the previous experience of the students and/or the
complexity of the content.
The approaches are not intended to be sequential or interdependent;
however when one approach must precede another, specific
direction is provided.
Resources have been carefully labeled for their intended
use. Teacher Resources should not be used with students
without careful review and necessary revision.
Student and Student/Teacher Resources may need to be adapted
to meet the instructional needs of students.
Where sample student answers have been included, they
may illustrate student misconceptions about a topic and
thus become an opportunity for teaching.
Each subject association has taken responsibility for
the accuracy of the content and has ensured that the
recommended instructional approaches and resources are
appropriate for students in grade 7 to 9.