Literacy in the Disciplines: What, Why, When, & How?. Elizabeth Birr Moje January 28, 2010. . . . Or . . . . Helping Youth Navigate from Everyday to Disciplinary Literacy Practices. Question 1. What is Disciplinary Literacy?. What is Disciplinary Literacy?.
Elizabeth Birr Moje
January 28, 2010
Uncovering, teaching, and practicing the tools of knowledge production and critique, whether rooted in the disciplines or in everyday life.
“History is layered, and the teaching of it, like other subjects, involves not only a process of acquiring the stuff of the discipline but acquiring a particular rhetorical stance toward it.” (Leinhardt, 1994, p. 218)
(adapted from R. B. Bain, 2007)
(Adapted from H. Bass, 2007)
Questions 2 and 3 literacy?Why/when Disciplinary Literacy?
Explicit attention to navigation across multiple discourse communities provides greater access to more young people
In the service of enhancing subject-matter learning (i.e., to develop deep subject-matter proficiency)
Builds critical literacy skills for an educated citizenry
Question 4 literacy?How to Teach Disciplinary Literacy?
Analysis of Nature of the Text:
Analysis of Relationship between Text and Reader:
Analyzing and Planning for Relationships Across Texts:
How would you select other texts to accompany this one?
What connections might you imagine students making across texts?
What connections would you try to help students see across the texts?
Vocabulary concept cards
Concept of Definition maps
Semantic Feature Analysis
Text structuring strategies
Graphic or relational organizing
Lack of coherence?
Disciplinary reading strategies?
Evaluating data warrant
Applying to investigations or activitiesWhat do you need to address in the text and with your students?
Synthesis Journals literacy?
Primary Source 1
Primary Source 2
Analysis across texts (i.e., a history)
Primary Source 3
Primary Source 4
2. What are the effects of this material in the air?
3. How much of this material is typically found in air?
Summarizing From and Synthesizing Across Texts: Questions Into Paragraphs
Driving Question: What affects the quality of air in my community?
Learning Set Question: Is material X a pollutant?
Sub-Questions Source 1Source 2Source 3 SUMMARY
McLaughlin, E. M. (1986). QuIP: A writing strategy to improve comprehension of expository structure. The Reading Teacher.
Head to the breakout sessions!