Literacy in the Disciplines

A Teacher's Guide for Grades 5-12

Thomas DeVere Wolsey and Diane Lapp

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October 28, 2016
ISBN 9781462527939
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230 Pages
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230 Pages
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A new edition will be published August 12, 2024.
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“These days teachers are often told of the importance of reading like historians, scientists, literary critics, and so on. And yet, these admonitions rarely are accompanied by any explanation of how to support this kind of reading in a classroom. Wolsey and Lapp fill this breach admirably with this very practical guide on the teaching of disciplinary literacy.”

—Timothy Shanahan, PhD, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Illinois at Chicago

“Reading Literacy in the Disciplines is like transforming from 20/50 to 20/20 vision. The engaging visuals, lively interviews, and imaginative activities provide teachers with a uniquely appetizing reading experience. Like literacy instruction at its most engaging and effective, the book inspires teachers to ask questions as we construct meaning and explore the rich landscape of disciplinary literacies—from music and medicine to finance and the outdoors. The only danger in perusing this book is that it may leave your bag of teaching tricks overflowing with possibilities.”

—Patrick Ganz, MAT, English teacher, Portsmouth High School, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

“Wolsey and Lapp present a pragmatic, informative approach to literacy in the disciplines, supported by ample evidence. Authentic instructional examples demonstrate that we do not have to choose between content knowledge and literacy. The book invites us to embrace teaching reading, writing, and communication in ways that produce knowledge in the disciplines.”

—Vicky Zygouris-Coe, PhD, College of Education and Human Performance, University of Central Florida

“This book presents a thoughtful and balanced examination of how to best support literacy in the disciplines. Wolsey and Lapp move past the artificial controversy surrounding content-area versus disciplinary literacy. They provide a highly readable, research-based approach for teachers who want to help their students develop the literacy habits that are important to different disciplines. With ready-to-use materials, this volume will be a terrific addition to secondary literacy courses and to professional learning endeavors.”

—Dianna Townsend, EdD, College of Education, University of Nevada, Reno