Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas: Enhancing Knowledge in the Disciplines

4th Edition

Sharon Kane

Published September 27, 2018
Textbook - 422 Pages
ISBN 9780815383024 - CAT# K339501

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The Fourth Edition of Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas: Enhancing Knowledge in the Disciplines provides readers with the knowledge, motivation, tools, and confidence for integrating literacy in their disciplinary classrooms. Offering an original, literature-based approach to teaching disciplinary literacy, the new edition shares important ways in which teachers of courses in the disciplines can enhance student learning of subject matter and skills while also fostering their growth in the many facets of literacy. Throughout each chapter, Kane provides engaging and creative strategies and activities to make literacy come alive in discipline-specific courses and to encourage students to explore and learn in the classroom.

Embedded in each chapter are examples, resources, and strategies to help readers actively engage with and implement literacy practices. These features include Teaching in Action examples by subject area; Activating Prior Knowledge activities to stimulate critical thinking to prepare readers to learn complex theoretical and conceptual material about teaching, learning, and literacy; and end-of-chapter Application Activities to apply field experiences to classroom use.

New to the Fourth Edition

  • Every chapter of this new edition is updated to reflect the current approaches, standards, and benchmarks for discipline-specific literacy.

  • Enhanced Companion Website with BookTalks to introduce relevant books in many genres and subjects, encouraging readers to explore the books for themselves and providing a model for BookTalks in their own classrooms.
  • Expanded practical instructional strategies for teaching literacy in math, science, and social studies.
  • Updated to include newly published titles in children’s literature, young adult literature, and nonfiction.


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