Literacy Instruction with Disciplinary Texts

Strategies for Grades 6-12

William E. Lewis and John Z. Strong
Foreword by Lyn Long and Bilinda Sikes

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November 24, 2020
ISBN 9781462544752
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“Lewis and Strong have integrated all of the important components of planning literacy-based instruction in any discipline. Finally, a reference for teachers that includes evidence-based strategies, connections to research, and realistic ways to utilize a range of high-quality texts.”

—Cary B. Riches, EdD, Executive Director of Secondary Education, Brandywine School District, Wilmington, Delaware


“I plan to use this book as the main text in a content literacy course for both practicing and preservice teachers. The descriptions of research, explanations of strategies, and examples are accessible enough for beginners, but also clear and specific enough for those looking to extend and deepen their knowledge of the strategies and see them across multiple contexts. The book emphasizes ways to increase literacy development and content learning using science-based strategies, while recognizing that all children bring valuable knowledge and experiences to the classroom. I appreciate the authors' attention to both discussion and writing as essential contributors to comprehension, and I love the chapter on inquiry! We don't teach kids to read just for the sake of it; we want to teach them to be curious and read for real reasons.”

—Sarah M. Lupo, PhD, Department of Early, Elementary, and Reading Education, James Madison University


“This book provides current and future secondary school teachers with clear guidance for designing effective disciplinary text sets and supporting students’ learning before, during, and after reading the texts. I appreciate the attention to writing instruction, including text-based writing, extended writing, and inquiry-based writing. This book is a great resource for disciplinary literacy courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.”

—Bong Gee Jang, PhD, Department of Reading and Language Arts, Syracuse University


“This comprehensive work is a 'must read' for preservice and inservice teachers, building administrators, and curriculum leaders. The pedagogical recommendations emanate from high-quality research and address complex concepts in understandable ways. This is an excellent resource for an interdisciplinary team of teachers and administrators to read together with the goal of reframing their use of reading, writing, and discussion to support students' learning in the content areas. In addition, this text could be used in undergraduate or graduate courses because the research is written in accessible language with realistic examples, but could also be used to extend thinking. Lewis and Strong attend to the development of strategic writers and readers and show practical ways to engage adolescents in developing these strategic behaviors.”

—Lynn E. Shanahan, PhD, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology, Amherst Central School District, New York