WestEd Literacy Director Linda Friedrich, in collaboration with Mary Stump, Associate Director, and Sharon Sáez, Partnership Development Director, published an exciting piece in the AASA School Administrator earlier this year. Their article, “Leading Literacy Across the Disciplines,” discusses the importance of disciplinary literacy and focuses on the successes of two large districts, in Maryland and Michigan respectively, with their implementation of Reading Apprenticeship.
Visit the AASA website to read the article, and check out these additional resources for more on disciplinary literacy:
- Reading for Understanding: How Reading Apprenticeship Improves Disciplinary Learning in Secondary and College Classrooms by Ruth Schoenbach, Cynthia Greenleaf, and Lynn Murphy, as well as Reading Apprenticeship professional learning opportunities.
- “Teaching Disciplinary Literacy to Adolescents: Rethinking Content-Area Literacy” by Timothy Shanahan and Cynthia Shanahan, Harvard Educational Review, April 2008.
- Ed-Talk: Developing Youth Literacies by Elizabeth Birr Moje, University of Michigan.