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Teaching Dilemmas and Solutions in Content-Area Literacy, Grades 6-12
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Teaching Dilemmas and Solutions in Content-Area Literacy, Grades 6-12

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August 2014 | 184 pages | Corwin
Middle and high school students must become proficient readers and writers to successfully meet the requirements of the secondary curricula and be adequately prepared for college, employment, and citizenship. Literacy Across the Curriculum is a guide for educators who are concerned with how students experience literacy instruction across the secondary school curriculum and need strategies for raising student performance levels. Each chapter of this edited volume is co-authored by a professor and classroom teacher within a particular academic discipline, and provides a set of 4 or 5 provocative scenarios to illuminate the decisions teachers need to make in order to successfully incorporate literacy instruction within that content area.
Peter Smagorinsky
Introduction
About This Book

 
How This Book is Organized

 
How to Use this Book

 
What Does it Meant to be Literate?

 
Content-Area Literacy

 
Implications for Practice

 
Policy Recommendations

 
Peter Smagorinsky and Joseph M. Flanagan
Chapter 1. Literacy in the English/Language Arts Classroom
Changing Conceptions of Literacy

 
The Growing Debate Regarding What Students Should Be Reading

 
The Transformation of Instructional Strategies for English Language Arts

 
Forging a Path for Literacy Instruction

 
Scenarios

 
Scenario 1: Language Proficiency as Literacy

 
Scenario 2: The Literature Strand of the Language Arts Curriculum

 
Scenario 3: The Writing Strand of the Language Arts Curriculum

 
Scenario 4: Promoting Literacy Through the Use of a Variety of Textual Forms

 
Scenario 5: Developing Literacy in a Technical Age

 
Chauncey Monte-Sano and Denise Miles
Chapter 2. Toward Disciplinary Reading and Writing in History
Understanding the Discipline

 
What Is the Role of Literacy in History?

 
Reading History

 
Writing History

 
Practices That Help Students Write Historical Arguments

 
Scenarios

 
Scenario 1: When Reading Is a Struggle

 
Scenario 2: Shifting the Focus in History Class to Embrace the Common Core

 
Scenario 3: Transitioning From Writing Summary to Argument

 
Scenario 4: Helping Students Use and Select “Good” Evidence

 
Scenario 5: Balancing the Coverage Mandate With Historical Inquiry

 
Kok-Sing Tang, Stephen C. Tighe, and Elizabeth Birr Moje
Chapter 3. Literacy in the Science Classroom
What Is Science Literacy and Why Does It Matter?

 
Learning Science Literacy

 
Scenarios

 
Scenario 1: Engaged in Reading of Complex Text in the Service of Inquiry

 
Scenario 2: Integrating Content Instruction and Disciplinary Literacy Standards in Science

 
Scenario 3: Foregrounding Multimodal Literacy Practices in Concept Learning

 
Scenario 4: Connecting Hands-On Experiences With Textual Practices

 
Linda Hutchison and Jennifer Edelman
Chapter 4. Literacy in the Mathematics Classroom
Texts, Mathematics, and Content Area Literacy

 
Writing and Content Area Literacy in Mathematics

 
Reading and Content Area Literacy in Mathematics

 
Literacy in Mathematics: More Than Vocabulary

 
Problem-Solving Literacy

 
Numerical Literacy

 
Number Line Literacy

 
Spatial Literacy in Mathematics

 
Graphing Literacy

 
Statistical Literacy

 
Models/Modeling Using Symbols

 
Technology

 
Proof

 
Scenarios

 
Scenario 1: A Learning Community

 
Scenario 2: Extended Responses on Standardized Tests

 
Scenario 3: Geometry and Technology—Why Do We Do Proofs?

 
Scenario 4: Evidence of Content-Area Literacy Practices

 
Karinna Riddett-Moore and Richard Siegesmund
Chapter 5. The Visual Space of Literacy in Art Education
Dewey’s Vision of Art Education

 
From Perception to the Aesthetics of Care

 
The Challenges and Possibilities of Visual Literacy

 
Scenarios

 
Scenario 1: The Pieta Is a Love Letter

 
Scenario 2: PostSecret: Finding Narrative in Image and Text

 
Scenario 3: Doodles Can Mean Something

 
Scenario 4: Shifting Control: Teaching White Girl to Dance

 
Scenario 5: A Literacy of Listening: Relational Aesthetics

 
Katherine D. Strand and Gus Weltsek
Chapter 6. Music and Drama Literacies
Music Literacy

 
Aural Discrimination and Reading Music

 
Alternate Musical Literacies

 
Scenario

 
Scenario 1: Musical Literacy With Informal Learning Practices

 
Drama Literacy

 
Why and How Does Drama Work?

 
Scenario

 
Scenario 1: Infused Drama Theatre Education Strategies as Multimodal Transmediated Literacy Practices

 

Decided to use Reading and Writing Across the Content Areas (2nd ed.) by Sejnost & Thiese.

Dr Bethany Scullin
Secondary Education Dept, Edinboro Univ Of Pennsylvania
January 30, 2015

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Peter Smagorinsky

Peter Smagorinsky is Distinguished Research Professor of English Education at The University of Georgia. He began his career as an educator as a hall monitor and substitute teacher in the Trenton, NJ area before teaching high school English in three schools in the Chicago area from 1976-1990, also coaching track and basketball. After beginning his career as a teacher educator at the University of Oklahoma in 1990, he moved to UGA in 1998. He has won numerous awards for his teaching, service, and research, most recently the 2014 Steve Witte Award from the American Educational Research Association; the 2014 UGA Service-Learning Research... More About Author

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