Disciplinary Literacy - advanced literacy instruction embedded within content-area classes, such as math, science, social studies, and English.
Teaching Disciplinary Literacy to Adolescents: Rethinking Content-Area Literacy
Timothy and Cynthia Shanahan
Helping Students Meet the Reading CCSS in History/Social Studies and the Sciences
Webinar Archive Cynthia Shanahan
What It Means to Teach Disciplinary Literacy - access to T Shanahan PowerPoint presentation
Reading and Writing in the Subject Areas -- Shanahan PowerPoint presentation
Finding Overlap in the Common Mathematics, Literacy, and Science Standards
Revised Venn Diagram
Cheuk, T. (2013). Relationships and convergences among the mathematics, science, and ELA practices. Refined version of diagram created by the Understanding Language Initiative for ELP Standards. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University.
New!! WIDA Focus On STEM Discourse: Strengthening Reasoning, Strengthening Language
Academic Moves for College and Career Readiness -- Jim Burke, Barry Gilmore
15 Must-have skills every student needs to achieve
Notice and Note: Reading Nonfiction Stances and Signposts Bookmarks
Adapted from Reading Nonfiction: Notice and Note Stances, Signposts, and Strategies
Developing Readers in Academic Disciplines - Doug Buehl (2011)
Chapter 1 Mentoring Students in Disciplinary Literacy.
Reading and Identity; Fostering Academic Identities; Developing a Disciplinary Literacy Profile; Adapted Gradual Release of Responsibility Model
Developing Readers in Academic Subjects - Buehl Presentation
OSRHE Literacy Conference, September 2011 (Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education)
Classroom Strategies for Interactive Learning - D Buehl Reading Strategy
Literacy and Sound Learning for Thoughtful Reading - D Buehl MN Public Rado
Content Area Reading and Disciplinary Literacy: A Case for the Radical Center
W. Brozo, G. Moorman, C. Meyer, T. Stewart
Content area reading and disciplinary literacy offer different -- and sometimes divisive -- perspectives on teaching students to read subject matter texts. How can we rise above philosophical differences for the good of students?
IRA Research Panel calls for Interdisciplinary Model Units
Guidelines for judging interdisciplinary units
What Content Area Teachers Should Know About Adolescent Literacy
The National Institute for Literacy of the US Department of Education
This document provides the foundation for the Literacy in Action resources (see separate tab).
Writing in the Disciplines (Even When You're Not a Writing Teacher) Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey
IRA, May 2011
Writing to Learn (Immediate Informative Feedback), Writing to Explain Thinking, Writing to Summarize, Building Stamina Through Timed Writing (Power Writing)
Teaching Reading in Social Studies, Science, and Math, Laura Robb
Ch 1 - Rethinking Content Area Reading, Laura Robb (p. 9 - 30) Summary
Literacy Instruction in the Content Areas: Getting to the Core of Middle and High School Improvement, Alliance for Excellent Education, June 2007
Key Considerations for Education Leaders and Policymakers
1. The roles and responsibilities of content area teachers must be clear and consistent.
2. Every academic discipline should define its own essential literacy skills.
3. All secondary school teachers should receive professional development in the literacy of their own
4. Content area teachers need positive incentives and appropriate tools to provide reading and writing
Reading in the Disciplines: The Challenges of Adolescent Literacy, C. Lee and A. Spratley
Carnegie Corporation of New York’s Council on Advancing Adolescent Literacy, 2010
One of 5 reports in the Time to Act series
Time to Act: An Agenda for Advancing Adolescent Literacy for College and Career Success
- Reading in the Disciplines: The Challenges of Adolescent Literacy (PDF)
- Adolescent Literacy Development in Out of School Time: A Practitioner's Guide (PDF)
- Measure for Measure: A Critical Consumer's Guide to Reading Comprehension Assessments for Adolescents (PDF)
- Adolescent Literacy Programs: Costs of Implementation (PDF)
- Adolescent Literacy and Textbooks: An Annotated Bibliography (PDF)
Content Area Literacy Guide, CCSSO's Adolescent Literacy Toolkit, August 2007
- Understanding Content Literacy
- Literacy Instructional Strategies (with examples of instructional strategies that support adolescent learners to
improve content literacy and learning outcomes within the science, social studies, mathematics, and
Building a Culture of Engaged Academic Literacy in Schools, C. Greenleaf, R. Schoenbach
Strategic Literacy Initiative -- Reading Apprenticeship
Michigan RAISE - Reading Apprenticeship Improving Secondary Education
Professional Development for HS Science, Social Studies, and English Language Arts Teachers
Reading for Understanding: How Reading Apprenticeship Improves Disciplinary Learning in Secondary and College Classrooms, 2nd Edition By: Ruth Schoenbach, Cynthia L. Greenleaf,Lynn Murphy
Downloadable Reading Apprenticeship Resources
Resources for supporting Reading Apprenticeship
DPS RA Resource Page - M Pizzimenti
Before, During, and After Reading Strategies
Policy Recommendations for Supporting Literacy Learning
Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) -- Harnessing the Power of Teaching Expertise
LDC is a national community of educators providing a teacher-designed and research-proven framework, online tools, and resources for creating literacy-rich assignments and courses across content areas.
Georgia DOE Disciplinary Literacy Resources - Webinars and teacher professional resources for addressing CCSS Literacy standards across content areas.
Strategy Alignment Strategies for teaching each of the science and technical subject literacy standards. Created in partnership between the Oconee River GYSTC and Northeast Georgia RESA - 2012
The Natural Inquirer The Natural Inquirer is a FREE middle school science education journal that contains real research conducted by scientists in the USDA Forest Service.
Science News For Kids The name says it all, “Science News for Kids.” You can save and download articles as PDF files!
BBC News: Science and Environment Current science news articles that are short in length, but high in quality.
Discovery Science Part of the CCGPS Science Literacy Standards requires students to compare information from different resources, including videos. Discovery has wonderful, up-to-date science videos.
NASA News Current articles, blog posts, videos, webinars and lessons from NASA.
Science Daily An aggregator of science research, updated daily.
Earth Observatory Articles, blogs, videos, and photographs about the planet Earth
E! Science News Popular Science news articles.
CTE-Specific Literacy Resources
- Georgia Public Broadcasting - CCSS Resources
6th - 8th Technical Subjects
9th - 12th Technical Subjects
- Oregon Literacy in CTE
Curriculum Narrowing - Decrease in teaching time for social studies, the arts, and science
Common Core (nonprofit group promoting a full core liberal arts curriculum)
Learning Less: Public School Teachers Describe a Narrowing Curriculum
Links to these Disciplinary Literacy Pages
Literacy in Science
Literacy in Social Studies
Literacy in Mathematics
Literacy in English Language Arts