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Elizabeth Birr Moje on "Disciplinary Literacy" and Reading Across the Content Areas

Elizabeth Birr Moje makes the case for a disciplinary literacy that, rather than hewing to generic literacy "strategies," focuses on the literacy skills required of practitioners in a content field. More ›

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Putting the "Shop" in Reading Workshop: Building Reading Stamina

Amanda N. Gulla, a teacher-consultant with the New York City Writing Project, observes how formerly underperforming language arts ninth graders became engaged, thoughtful readers. Through an ethnographic study, Gulla describes the teacher's methods of hands-on teaching, independent reading, open discussions, and more that help her students develop literacy expertise without losing their identities. More ›

Adolescent Literacy Reports from Carnegie Corporation Detail Plan of Action Time to Act Report Cover

Time to Act: An Agenda for Advancing Adolescent Literacy for College and Career Success sets out a national agenda for fully supporting young learners and using evidence-based case studies to boost adolescent literacy rates. More ›

NWP Radio—What's Next: Possibilities for Literacy and Content Area Learning

Listen to a post-conference discussion with NWP leaders about the Writing Project's work with content-area teachers and disciplinary literacy. This program follows up NWP's "What's Next: Possibilities for Literacy and Content Area Learning conference" held in March 2010 in New Orleans. More ›

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