This Is Disciplinary Literacy

This Is Disciplinary Literacy : Reading, Writing, Thinking, and Doing . . . Content Area by Content Area

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This Is Disciplinary Literacy helps content-area teachers put into action the key literacies of their specialties. Teaching science? Students must evaluate evidence and question as they read. History? Comparing and contrasting sources and interpreting the import of events are key. Writing in Math? Accuracy is favored over elaboration and craft. Reading fiction in ELA? Synthesizing and attuning to voice and figurative language reign supreme. Students fully own knowledge because your instruction zeroes in on the academic habits that matter most.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 187 x 231 x 15.24mm | 480g
  • Corwin Press Inc
  • Thousand Oaks, United States
  • English
  • 1506306691
  • 9781506306698
  • 536,998

Table of contents

Foreword by Carol Ann Tomlinson
Chapter 1. Literacy Within the Disciplines
The Problem With Reading Strategies
Unpacking Disciplinary Literacy
Deeper Learning and Disciplinary Literacy
Disciplinary Literacy and Standards
The Role of the Teacher
Disciplinary Reading, Writing, Inquiry, and Collaboration
Suggestions for Further Reading
Chapter 2. Reading Within the Disciplines
The Benefits of Reading Within the Disciplines
Shifts for Reading Within the Disciplines
Reading Within Science
Reading Within Math
Reading Within History and Social Studies
Reading Within ELA
Questions (and Answers) About Reading Within the Disciplines
How to Get Students Reading in Every Discipline Every Day
Suggestions for Further Reading
Chapter 3. Writing Within the Disciplines
Benefits of Writing Within the Disciplines
Shifts for Teaching Writing Within the Disciplines
Writing Within Science
Writing Within History and Social Studies
Writing Within Math
Writing Within ELA
Questions (and Answers) About Writing Within the Disciplines
How to Get Students Writing Within the Disciplines
Suggestions for Further Reading
Chapter 4. Inquiry Within the Disciplines
Inquiry and Disciplinary Literacy
Shifts for Implementing Inquiry Within the Disciplines
Inquiry Within Science
Inquiry Within History and Social Studies
Inquiry Within Math
Inquiry Within ELA
Questions (and Answers) About Inquiry Within the Disciplines
How to Get Students Inquiring Within the Disciplines
Suggestions for Further Reading
Chapter 5. Collaborative Learning
The Power of Collaboration
Collaborative Learning by Any Other Name
Vocabulary: The Tool of Disciplinary Talk
Shifts for Implementing Collaborative Learning Within the Disciplines
Collaboration Within Science
Collaboration Within Math
Collaboration Within History and Social Studies
Collaboration Within ELA
Questions (and Answers) About Collaboration Within the Disciplines
Activities for Collaborative Learning Within the Disciplines
Suggestions for Further Reading
Chapter 6. This Is Disciplinary Literacy
Enter: Food Lit
Literacy Alive
Campfire: Literacy and Food
A Student Perspective
Collaboration and Community
Class Meals: A Metaphor for Community
Service-Learning at Home
Cross-Culture Connections
An Administrative Perspective
Students as Learners, Students as Presenters
The Power of Disciplinary Literacy
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"This is Disciplinary Literacy is your go-to book for everything you need to know about this important topic. Lent expertly guides middle and high school teachers through an explanation of disciplinary literacy as well as how and why teaching and learning approaches differ in each content area. Overflowing with examples from diverse classrooms and practical suggestions that teachers will embrace, chapters dedicated to reading, writing, inquiry, and collaborative learning will deepen your understanding of what literacy means in your subject." -- LAURA ROBB "Acquiring skill in disciplinary literacy is essential for students to become college and career ready. This is Disciplinary Literacy is a contribution to teachers everywhere striving to meet the needs of their students. This book hits the right balance between rationale for disciplinary literacy and providing useful approaches to use in each content area instruction. The book will help teachers provide opportunities for deeper learning of content as well as a demonstration of rigorous reading, writing, thinking, and doing. Congratulations on a job well done by ReLeah Lent." -- JUDITH IRVIN "Content area teachers will be delighted to find their concerns regarding disciplinary literacy finally addressed with discipline specific ways of integrating literacy that will to help all students deepen their content learning. Teachers who've struggled with how to integrate literacy into their discipline or who are looking for fresh ideas for increasing literacy in their content area will find classroom ready examples they will be able to use. What I like most about this book is the focus on literacy as a vehicle to enhance learning for all content areas." -- JAYNE ELLSPERMANN "ReLeah Lent has developed a great framework for helping content area teachers think about their discipline-specific literacies. More important, she has equipped them with tools that allow them to use these literacies to forward content learning. From student-led discussions to reading infographics, This is Disciplinary Literacy brings today's literacies into content classrooms." -- NANCY FREY
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About ReLeah Cossett Lent

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ReLeah Cossett Lent began her career as a middle and high school English, social studies, debate and journalism teacher before becoming a founding member of a statewide literacy project at the University of Central Florida. While there, she coordinated literacy leadership teams in schools across the state. She is now an author and international consultant- speaking and facilitating workshops on topics ranging from disciplinary literacy to literacy leadership teams.

While she often provides keynote addresses and one-day workshops, perhaps her most productive work has been with extended residencies in schools, districts and educational consortiums where she provides large-group professional learning and small group follow-up. Her multi-year work in one district, for example, led to the implementation of a disciplinary literacy model, resulting in increased student achievement and teacher leadership. A high school principal in the district termed the experience "transformational" in terms of teacher learning and transfer to the classroom. ReLeah works closely with administrators and staff to customize the learning experience based on the school or district's unique population and needs.

ReLeah has authored eleven books on education and has been published in numerous journals, including Educational Leadership, the Journal of Staff Development, and NCTE's English Journal as well as being a frequent speaker for these organizations. Her latest book titles include Disciplinary Literacy in Action: How to Create and Sustain a School-Wide Culture of Deep Reading, Writing, and Thinking (Corwin, 2018), This is Disciplinary Literacy: Reading, Writing, Thinking and Doing...Content Area by Content Area (Corwin, 2016), Common Core CPR: What about the Adolescents Who Struggle...or Just Don't Care? (Corwin, 2013) and Overcoming Textbook Fatigue (ASCD, 2012).
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