Discipline-Specific Literacy Skills
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Discipline-Specific Literacy Skills
This is a series of resources on discipline-specific literacy skills. The resources fall into two catergories (1) descriptions of discipline-specific literacy and (2) habits of mind used by different disciplines. It is important to note that discipline-specific literacy is not the same as content area literacy.
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You Don’t Need to be a Vulcan to Know about Disciplinary Literacy | KU Center for Research on Learning

You Don’t Need to be a Vulcan to Know about Disciplinary Literacy | KU Center for Research on Learning | Discipline-Specific Literacy Skills | Scoop.it

Timothy Shanahan is one of the leading voices in the push toward disciplinary-specific literacy skills. This is Shanahan's keynote address at the 2010 SIM Conference titled "You Don't Need to be a Vulcan to know about Disciplinary Literacy." You can also see a PowerPoint version of one of his disciplinary literacy presentations at his blog: http://www.shanahanonliteracy.com/2010/07/content-area-reading-versus.html

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Disciplinary Literacy: Why It Matters and What We Should Do About It

Elizabeth Moje's "Call for Change" in 2008 sparked a conversation about discipline-specific literacy. This is a slide presentation from her session at the 2010 National Writing Project Conference on disciplinary literacy. It addresses the basics of this approach, compares the different disciplinary approaches to literacy, and addresses some of the dilemmas of implementation.

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Mathematical Habits of Mind | Mathematics for Teaching

Mathematical Habits of Mind | Mathematics for Teaching | Discipline-Specific Literacy Skills | Scoop.it

This resource explains the habits of mind employed by mathematicians.

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Structure & Themes Scientific Habits of Mind | Columbia College

Structure & Themes Scientific Habits of Mind | Columbia College | Discipline-Specific Literacy Skills | Scoop.it

This is an explanation of the scientific mindset that Columbia College strives to instill in its students.

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Historical Thinking Skills | Advances in AP

Historical Thinking Skills | Advances in AP | Discipline-Specific Literacy Skills | Scoop.it

This is the College Board's version of Historical Thinking Skills students should learn in advanced placement classes. While this is designed for AP, it is a good summary of discipline-specific skills that can be used in general history classrooms.

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Aligning Literacy Instruction with the Common Core State Standards | The Leadership and Learning Center

Aligning Literacy Instruction with the Common Core State Standards | The Leadership and Learning Center | Discipline-Specific Literacy Skills | Scoop.it

This article from the Leadership and Learning Blog discusses discipline-specific literacy and how it is connected to the Common Core State Standards.

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What is Disciplinary Literacy and Why Aren't We Talking More About It?

What is Disciplinary Literacy and Why Aren't We Talking More About It? | Discipline-Specific Literacy Skills | Scoop.it

This is a helpful article that explains disciplinary literacy and asks important questions about why it isn't being implemented more widely. It includes a helpful list of resources and references for further study.


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Rosanne M Lammey's comment, April 30, 2012 9:27 PM
The morphology and vocabulary in this article really explain what processes are needed for readers and how to effectively teach them vocabulary.This article will prove helpful with my tutoring assignment and I love the name vocabulogic.
Liz Becker's comment, May 3, 2012 1:16 AM
I am very interested in the topic of disciplinary literacy and I've been looking into it a lot lately. The author has a good point when she discusses the issue that literacy teachers don't have enough content knowledge and content teachers don't have enough literacy knowledge to integrate the two effectively. We need to find a way to bring these two areas of expertise together. Thanks for posting this!
Becky Free's comment, May 24, 2012 3:16 AM
This article reminds me of something another student just posted in one of my other courses; she stated that before the third grade our students are "learning to read" but in third grade and after, our students are "reading to learn". I really latched onto this thought because all the skills we teach our students when we teach them to read are not always helpful when our students are trying to decode a mathematics problem. It is like learning a foreign language and surely they will need new reading tools to help them understand this discipline. I can see disciplinary literacy becoming the next piece of preparing all-around teachers. Sure we should know basic reading strategies for our struggling readers, however adding to our teacher tool belt is Never a bad idea!!! :)
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Literacy Pearls Are Not All Alike: Differential Discipline-Specific Requirements | KU Center for Research on Learning

Literacy Pearls Are Not All Alike: Differential Discipline-Specific Requirements | KU Center for Research on Learning | Discipline-Specific Literacy Skills | Scoop.it

A presentation from the KU Center for Research on Learning by Don Deshler and Barbara Ehren on the use of discipline-specific literacy skills with adolescents.

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Literary Textual Analysis | BYU Writing Center

Literary Textual Analysis | BYU Writing Center | Discipline-Specific Literacy Skills | Scoop.it

This is a resource provided by Brigham Young University's Writing Center on literary textual analysis. It is helpful in understanding the discipline-specific approach of those in the field of English language arts.

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Discipline-Specific Reading and Writing | Miss Kate Black

Discipline-Specific Reading and Writing | Miss Kate Black | Discipline-Specific Literacy Skills | Scoop.it

This is a short blog post that addresses what discipline-specific literacy looks like in Family and Consumer Science.

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