Publication Date: September 23, 2010
Series: Language and Literacy Series
Today’s teachers need to prepare students for a world that places increasingly higher literacy demands on its citizens. In this timely book, the authors explore content-area literacy and instruction in English, music, science, mathematics, social studies, visual arts, technology, and theatre. Each of the chapters has been written by teacher educators who are experts in their discipline. Their key recommendations reflect the aims and instructional frameworks unique to content-area learning.
This resource focuses on how literacy specialists and content-area educators can combine their talents to teach all readers and writers in the middle and secondary school classroom. The text features vignettes from classroom practice with visuals to demonstrate, for example, how we read a painting or hear the discourse of a song.
Roni Jo Draper is an associate professor in the Department of Teacher Education in the David O. McKay School of Education. Paul Broomhead is associate professor and coordinator of the Music Education Division in the School of Music. Amy Petersen Jensen is an associate professor in the College of Fine Arts and Communications. Jeffery D. Nokes is an assistant professor in the History Department. Daniel Siebert is an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics Education. All editors are at Brigham Young University, Utah.
“A great tool for developing disciplinary literacy.”
—Douglas Fisher, San Diego State University
“This book reminds us in refreshing ways that there is more to effective reading than decoding and prior knowledge.”
—George G. Hruby, Executive Director, Collaborative Center for Literacy Development, University of Kentucky
“An important response to recent calls to redress century-old recommendations for teaching reading.”
—Kathleen Hinchman, Syracuse University, School of Education
“This is a must-read for educators engaged in professional development efforts aimed at improving students’ learning across the content areas.”
—From the Foreword by Thomas W. Bean, University of Nevada, Las Vegas