Read, Write, Inquire: Disciplinary Literacy in Grades 6-12 (Paperback)

Read, Write, Inquire: Disciplinary Literacy in Grades 6-12 By Hiller a. Spires, Shea N. Kerkhoff, Casey Medlock Paul Cover Image

Read, Write, Inquire: Disciplinary Literacy in Grades 6-12 (Paperback)


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In this practical guide, literacy experts show teachers how to use project-based inquiry to build students' discipline-specific skills and knowledge in grades 6-12. The authors present a five-phase framework that incorporates their professional development experience working with over 3,000 teachers. By making the intuitive practices of the disciplines explicit within an inquiry process, students have opportunities to construct new knowledge by employing practices used by literary critics, scientists, historians, and mathematicians. Read, Write, Inquire responds to the current focus on disciplinary literacy across multiple sets of standards, offering a clear blueprint to help teachers meet these standards while also providing students with deep learning across the curriculum.

Book Features:

  • A model that connects project-based inquiry and disciplinary literacy for deeper learning among teachers and students.
  • Classroom vignettes and practical examples are used to illustrate the model.
  • A chapter on connecting digital and global literacies with the inquiry model.
  • Appropriate for multiple sets of standards, including the Next Generation Science Standards, the 3C Framework for Social Studies, and the Common Core State Standards.
Hiller A. Spires is an alumni distinguished graduate professor at the College of Education and senior research fellow at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at North Carolina State University. Shea N. Kerkhoff is an assistant professor of secondary education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Casey Medlock Paul is a lecturer at the College of Education, North Carolina State University.
Product Details ISBN: 9780807763339
ISBN-10: 0807763330
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Publication Date: November 1st, 2019
Pages: 168
Language: English