Content Matters A Disciplinary Literacy Approach to Improving Student Learning

ISBN-10: 0470434112

ISBN-13: 9780470434116

Edition: 2009

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An authoritative guide for improving teaching, learning, and literacy in content area classroomsThis book introduces teachers to the Disciplinary Literacy instructional framework developed by the Institute for Learning, University of Pittsburgh. Grounded in the Principles of Learning developed by acclaimed educator Lauren Resnick, the framework is designed to prepare students, grades 6 and up, to master the rigorous academic content learning required for college success. Unlike 'generic' teaching models, the framework is specifically tailored for each of the content disciplines. Highly practical, the book shows teachers how to integrate literacy development and thinking practices into their routine content instruction, with separate chapters devoted to math, science, history, and English/language arts. The book also shows how school instructional leaders can support teachers in learning and using this instructional approach. Offers an innovative approach for improving literacy, thinking, and content learning in secondary students Includes detailed instructional guidance plus numerous classroom examples of lessons, dialogs, and teaching routines Features chapters on each of the content areas-math, science, language arts, and social sciences Provides leadership guidance in implementing the method Foreword written by internationally acclaimed educator and cognitive scientist Lauren Resnick
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List price: $22.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 1/12/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Stephanie M. McConachie is a fellow at the Institute for Learning at the Learning Research and Development Center of the University of Pittsburgh. Anthony R. Petrosky is professor and associate dean at the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh. Headed by distinguished scholar, Lauren B. Resnick, the Institute for Learning (IFL) provides consultation, coaching, and professional development services to schools and districts in areas of leadership and instructional practice.

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The Authors
Engaging Content Teachers in Literacy Development
Disciplinary Literacy: A Principle-Based Framework
Disciplinary Literacy in the History Classroom
Disciplinary Literacy in the Mathematics Classroom
Disciplinary Literacy in the Science Classroom
Disciplinary Literacy in the English Language Arts Classroom
Embedding Disciplinary Literacy: Leadership and Professional Learning
Disciplinary Literacy Design Principles by Core Academic Area
Disciplinary Literacy Observation Protocol
Selected Disciplinary Literacy Tools
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