In normal reading development- or in standardized dimension of education- K-2 is the learning to read or the basic literacy stage of reading development. Beginning of the third grade year, students transition from learning to read to reading to learn. The stage of Intermediate Literacy begins as students learn generic comprehension strategies, common word meaning and basic fluency. This phase closely matches what we witness in most secondary schools today or closely tied to what we practice as reading in the content area. There is a huge transition that starts in grade six and up. With the change in literacy demands in content area study, disciplinary literacy instruction should begin when readers or ready but no later than sixth grade. The instruction approach would enable learners using filters in their reading for certain data using literacy actions to synthesize and create to transform learning.
For the purpose of this research, I will focus on the disciplinary actions of reading like a historian.