Literacy in the Disciplines

Second Edition
A Teacher's Guide for Grades 5-12

Thomas DeVere Wolsey and Diane Lapp

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September 16, 2024
ISBN 9781462555314
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266 Pages
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September 16, 2024
ISBN 9781462555307
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266 Pages
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266 Pages
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The new edition will be published September 16, 2024. If you need this title before then, please see the previous edition.
This successful guide—now in a revised and expanded second edition—gives teachers effective strategies to support adolescents' development of relevant literacy skills in specific disciplines. Demonstrating why disciplinary literacies matter, the authors discuss ways to teach close reading of complex texts; discipline-specific argumentation, communication, and writing skills; academic vocabulary; and more. The book draws on revealing interviews with content-area experts and professionals in history, science, mathematics, literature, the arts, and physical education. Teacher-friendly tools include 21 reproducible forms that also can be downloaded and printed, “Try It On” practice activities, lesson plans, chapter anticipation guides, and links to recommended online teaching videos.

New to This Edition
  • Chapter on assessment.
  • Chapter on disciplinary literacies beyond school—in civic, professional, and personal life.
  • Expanded coverage of math, more attention to evidence and sources used in different disciplines, new and updated expert interviews, and advice on how both teachers and students can use AI tools productively.
  • Anticipation guides that invite reflection on key questions before, during, and after reading most chapters.