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

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

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Because literacy is not just the English teachera€™s job Think literacy is just for English teachers? Not anymore. Nor should it be when you consider that each discipline has its own unique values and means of expression. These days, ita€™s up to all teachers to communicate what it means to be literate in their disciplines. Here, finally, is a book ambitious enough to tackle the topic across all major subject areas. Smagorinsky and his colleagues provide an insidera€™s lens on both the states of their fields and their specific literacy requirements, including: Reviews of the latest issues and research Scenario-based activities for reflection and discussion Considerations of the textual forms and conventions required in all major disciplinesWithin high school, Monte-Sano and De La Paz (2012) found that writing tasks asking students to pretend they were a ... Voss and Wiley (2000) found that students who used multiple texts and wrote an argumentative essay emerged with aanbsp;...

Title:Teaching Dilemmas and Solutions in Content-Area Literacy, Grades 6-12
Author: Peter Smagorinsky
Publisher:Corwin Press - 2014-08-26

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