Disciplinary Literacy: Redefining Deep Understanding and Leadership for 21st-Century Demands

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Disciplinary Literacy addresses the practical issues of how teachers can help students engage in creativity, communication, and critical thinking, while remaining true to the rigors of academic disciplines. The authors detail specific literacy actions to increase connections between the disciplines of mathematics, history, science, English language arts, music and student's lives. For teachers and administrators there are immediately transferable instructional models provided for different content areas, ...

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Overview

Disciplinary Literacy addresses the practical issues of how teachers can help students engage in creativity, communication, and critical thinking, while remaining true to the rigors of academic disciplines. The authors detail specific literacy actions to increase connections between the disciplines of mathematics, history, science, English language arts, music and student's lives. For teachers and administrators there are immediately transferable instructional models provided for different content areas, including aligned connections with Common Core Standards.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935588061
  • Publisher: Lead and Learn Press
  • Publication date: 6/16/2011
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 934,739
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Exhibits viii

About the Authors x

Foreword David Hyerle xii

Foreword Douglas B. Reeves xv

Preface xvii

Acknowledgments xviii

Introduction: How Can Disciplinary Literacy Establish Deeper Connections? Thomasina William Piercy 1

Chapter 1 What Are the Connections between Citizen Journalists and Adolescent Learners? Thomasina Piercy 5

How Are Adolescent Citizen Journalists Changing Instruction? 9

Literacy Perspectives Inform Understanding 16

Literacy Resources: What? Why? Who Says? 17

How Is Literacy Research Providing Direction? 18

How Can Literacy Actions Guide Instruction? 21

Literacy Action Instructional Frameworks 26

How Did Literacy Become Liberated? 61

Today's Context for Adolescent Literacy 64

The Disciplinary Literacy Focus 64

The Different Types of Literacy 64

The Definitions of Literacy for the 21st Century 65

Why is Literacy under the Urgency Spotlight? 69

Chapter 1 Conclusion 71

Chapter 2 What Are the Disciplinary Literacy Instructional Models? Brian Wienholt 72

What is Disciplinary Literacy? 73

What is Disciplinary Literacy's New Model for Adolescent Understanding? 74

Reading Like a Historian 75

Why Does History Matter? 75

What Do Historians Seek to Know? 76

How Can Reading Like a Historian Improve Adolescent Citizen Journalist Thinking? 78

Citizen Journalist: Instructional Model 78

Disciplinary Literacy's Four-Stage Text Investigation: Reading Like a Historian 80

What Does Instruction for "Reading Like a Historian" Look Like? 88

Instructional Model: Reading Like a Historian 92

Reading Like a Literary Critic 98

Why Does Literature Matter? 98

What Do Literary Critics Seek to Know? 99

What Are the Elements of Literature? 99

Disciplinary Literacy's Four-Stage Text Investigation: Reading Like a Literary Critic 103

Reading Like a Scientist 108

Why Does Science Matter? 109

What Do Scientists Seek to Know? 110

Disciplinary Literacy's Four-Stage Text Investigation: Reading Like a Scientist 110

Reading Like a Mathematician 116

Why Does Mathematics Matter? 116

What Do Mathematicians Seek to Know? 118

Disciplinary Literacy's Four-Stage Text Investigation: Reading Like a Mathematician 118

Reading Like a Musician: Connecting Historians, Literary Critics, Scientists, and Mathematicians 123

Reading Like a Musician 123

Why Does Music Matter? 123

What Do Musicians Seek to Know? 124

Disciplinary Literacy's Four-Stage Text Investigation: Reading Like a Musician 124

Chapter 2 Conclusion 128

Chapter 3 Disciplined Practice: A Literacy Leadership Model William Piercy Brenda Conley 129

What is the Disciplined Practice Model of Literacy Leadership? 131

Fueling-Phase 1 (Inserting Oxygen) 131

Igniting-Phase 2 (Creating a Spark) 135

Tending-Phase 3 (Monitoring the Flame) 143

Banking-Phase 4 (Preserving the Embers) 149

Chapter 3 Conclusion 153

Chapter 4 How Can Disciplinary Literacy Be Differentiated and Sustained? Thomasina Piercy 154

Sustaining Literacy Leadership 154

Connecting Disciplined Minds 154

Transferring Disciplinary Literacy Instruction 155

Engaging English Language Learners and Struggling Learners 158

Three Elements for Disciplinary Literacy Instruction 159

Chapter 4 Conclusion 163

Conclusions 164

Glossary 167

References 173

Index 181

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