“I thank Doug for his commitment to youth, to teachers, and to teacher education. And I commend this book to anyone who cares about improving the subject-area learning and literacy skills of all our nation’s youth.” —Elizabeth Birr Moje, Associate Dean for Research and an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, School of Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
These are just some of the essential questions posed by teacher, professional development leader, and bestselling author Doug Buehl in Developing Readers in the Academic Disciplines. These questions are at the heart of the book and will plunge teachers from all disciplines deep into new kinds of thinking and, ultimately, teaching.
Written with the U.S. Common Core State Standards firmly in mind, this book presents a much-needed instructional model for disciplinary literacy. Teachers will learn why students should adjust their thinking to match their needs as a reader and how to help students do so to comprehend a range of complex texts that fall outside their reading comfort zones. Stripping away the one-size-fits-all approach to literacy, the chapters feature