Summary:Why should we help students learn how to read, write, and speak in different disciplines (e.g., science and social studies)? Watch this keynote address to meet Elizabeth Birr Moje who believes that when students learn the literacy particular to each discipline, they gain access to advanced learning opportunities. Moje positions disciplinary literacy as a social justice issue and offers rich questions that could serve as writing prompts and lead to challenging, substantive discussions.
Disciplinary Literacy and Reading Across the Content Areas
For teachers in the content areas, Elizabeth Birr Moje's work provides strong guidance for improving disciplinary literacy. Moje's argues that focusing on disciplinary literacy helps teachers understand the thinking and learning demands students face as they move through different content area classes that make up a typical high school day. This post serves as a short introduction to her work in preparation for viewing the video of her excellent keynote at NWP's National Reading Initiative.Read more
Disciplinary, Content-Area Literacy: An Annotated Bibliography
Elizabeth Birr Moje offers some of the most provocative viewpoints in content area literacy research. This annotated bibliography was prepared as a companion to her keynote address at NWP's National Reading Initiative conference featured at Disciplinary Literacy: Why It Matters and What We Should Do About It.Read more
Foster a "culture of creativity" with these 826 Digital Resources
This holiday season, explore curated lessons from 826 Digital that spark creativity in young writers and their teachers.Read more