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Knowing how a discipline creates, communicates, and evaluates knowledge, and how experts read and write, can help students’ comprehension and writing. The author discusses instruction in four disciplines (mathematics, science, history, and English), focusing on three aspects of disciplinary reading and writing: texts, claims and evidence, and disciplinary practices. (Requires ILA subscription)

Type:
Guides
For:
Content Area Teachers
High School, Middle School

Shanahan, C. (2015). Disciplinary literacy strategies in content area classrooms. ILA E-ssentials. Newark, DE: International Literacy Association.