Developing Readers in the Academic Disciplines

Developing Readers in the Academic Disciplines

by Doug Buehl
     
 

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• Why is there a significant need for disciplinary literacy instruction?
• How can teachers mentor students as disciplinary readers, writers, and thinkers?
• How can generic literacy practices be modified to meet the demands of readers and writers in disciplinary contexts?
These are just some of the essential questions posed by teacher…  See more details below

Overview

• Why is there a significant need for disciplinary literacy instruction?
• How can teachers mentor students as disciplinary readers, writers, and thinkers?
• How can generic literacy practices be modified to meet the demands of readers and writers in disciplinary contexts?
These are just some of the essential questions posed by teacher, professional development leader, and bestselling author Doug Buehl in Developing Readers in the Academic Disciplines. These questions are at the heart of the book and will plunge teachers from all disciplines deep into new kinds of thinking and, ultimately, teaching.
Written with the U.S. Common Core State Standards firmly in mind, this book presents a much-needed instructional model for disciplinary literacy. Teachers will learn why students should adjust their thinking to match their needs as a reader and how to help students do so to comprehend a range of complex texts that fall outside their reading comfort zones. Stripping away the one-size-fits-all approach to literacy, the chapters feature
• Essential questions that provide a purpose for reading and provoke inquiry
• Reflection interludes that prompt deep understanding and discussion of critical ideas
• Numerous examples from science, mathematics, history and social studies, English/language arts, music, and more
• Instructional tools that help translate generic literacy practices into discipline-specific variations

Companion Volume:
Classroom Strategies for Interactive Learning (third edition) by Doug Buehl (2009)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013114302
Publisher:
International Reading Association
Publication date:
08/11/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
328
Sales rank:
307,551
File size:
10 MB

Meet the Author

Dough Buehl was a teacher in the Madison Metropolitan School District in Madison, Wisconsin, USA, for 33 years and is currently a teacher, professional development leader, and adolescent literacy consultant.

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