Module 1: What is Disciplinary Literacy?
Lessons are designed for educators wishing to increase their understanding of disciplinary literacy at their own pace.
Lesson 1.3: Research—What Do Experts Say About Disciplinary Literacy?
Lesson 1:3: Research - What Do Experts Say About Disciplinary Literacy?
Task 1: Learning from Experts on Disciplinary Literacy
"Watch Timothy Shanahan's talk "What is Disciplinary Literacy?""
Select two of the following resources to read:
Carnegie Council on Advancing Adolescent Literacy (2010). Time to Act: An Agenda for Advancing Adolescent Literacy for College and Career Success. New York, NY: Carnegie Corporation of New York.
Kamil, M. L., Borman, G. D., Dole, J., Kral, C. C., Salinger, T., and Torgesen, J. (2008). Improving adolescent literacy: Effective classroom and intervention practices: A Practice Guide (NCEE #2008-4027). Washington, DC: National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education.
Lee, C. D. & Spratley, A. (2009). Reading in the Disciplines: The Challenges of Adolescent Literacy. Carnegie Corporation of New York.
Shanahan, Timothy and Shanahan, Cynthia. (2008). Teaching Disciplinary Literacy to Adolescents: Rethinking Content-Area Literacy. Harvard Educational Review, Volume 78, pp. 40-59.
Task 2: A Definition of Disciplinary Literacy
Revisit the definition you wrote for disciplinary literacy in lesson 1. Refine it based on your learning in lessons 2 and 3.
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