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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…
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How to Build Better Engineers: A Practical Approach to the Mechanics of Text

How do engineers write: in what ways, for what audiences, and for what purposes? How do we, as teachers, support students in understanding that writing clearly to communicate arguments in proposals and presentations is an important skill for college and careers? This article presents a…
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Composing Science (NWP Radio)

In this engaging NWP Radio Show, Kim Jaxon and Leslie Atkins Elliott, two of the authors of <em>Composing Science: A Facilitator's Guide to Writing in the Science Classroom</em>, talk about teaching writing, teaching science, and creating classrooms in which students use writing to learn and…
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Students Write Tabloid Tabulations in a Math Gossip Magazine

By Joe Bellacero and Tom Murray
If you are looking for an example of work that integrates mathematics and writing, this one is creative and supported through research related to math. This is a teacher and teacher-consultant's account of a "writing and math" strategy used in the middle school classroom. Students are asked…
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How Language Minority Students Can Learn in the Content Areas: An Alternative to Silence

By Beth Winningham
A teacher researcher who studied the experiences of five language-minority students over the course of a school year offers concrete suggestions for improving the learning experience of middle/high school students in general, and English learners in particular. This article could be examined…
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Mike Rose on Integrating Science and Language Arts in First Grade Using a Culturally Relevant Lens

By Mike Rose
Rose offers an in-depth portrait of a Writing Project teacher integrating the study of science and language arts in her first-grade Baltimore classroom, all while advancing and honoring the cultural knowledge and understanding of her thirty African American students. This chapter,…
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Aims and Criteria for Collaboration in Content-Area Classrooms

By Roni Jo Draper, Paul Broomhead, Amy Petersen Jensen, and Daniel Siebert
If you are looking for a book chapter that will help you think through content area reading and writing beyond taking tests and basic writing, read this. Facilitators planning and/or framing the thinking of a group that includes content and literacy specialists will appreciate how the…
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