Think you understand Disciplinary Literacy? Think again.
In this important reference, content teachers and other educators explore why students need to understand how historians, novelists, mathematicians, and scientists use literacy in their respective fields. ReLeah shows how to teach students to:
- Evaluate and question evidence (Science)
- Compare sources and interpret events (History)
- Favor accuracy over elaboration (Math)
- Attune to voice and fi gurative language (ELA)
About the Author
An international consultant, ReLeah Cossett Lent was a secondary teacher before becoming a founding member of a statewide literacy project at the University of Central Florida. The author of eleven professional books--including This is Disciplinary Literacy: Reading, Writing, Thinking and Doing. . .Content Area by Content Area----and past chair of NCTE’s Standing Committee Against Censorship, she is also the recipient of ALA’s Intellectual Freedom Award, NCTE’s Intellectual Freedom Award, the PEN First Amendment Award, and state education awards from Florida and Wisconsin.
Table of ContentsAcknowledgmentsForeword by Carol Ann TomlinsonChapter 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 ReadingChapter 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 ReadingChapter 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 ReadingChapter 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 ReadingChapter 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 ReadingChapter 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 LiteracyReferencesIndex