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Reading and Representing Across the Content Areas

Amy Alexandra Wilson Kathryn J. Chavez Celia Genishi Donna E. Alvermann

160 pages
Teachers College Press
This groundbreaking work redefines traditional ideas of what a “text” should be, incorporating new kinds of multimodal texts to revitalize instruction within and across disciplines in the secondary classroom. The authors provide examples of innovative representations to aid learning in earth science, language arts, mathematics, and social studies classrooms. Each chapter focuses on a specific content area, outlining learning goals, relevant national standards, types of representation that enrich learning, and teaching strategies for developing critical literacy specific to that discipline. Reading and Representing Across the Content Areas is a powerful application of creative, multimodal teaching principles for meeting challenging standards. Book Features: Guidance for explicit instruction in reading, writing, and representing in each discipline Examples of classroom activities that build skills related to state and national standards. Ideas for using a wide range of printed, digital, embodied, and three-dimensional texts. Images of student work.
Author Bio
Amy Alexandra Wilson is an assistant professor of language and literacy education at Utah State University. Kathryn J. Chavez is a professional development leader and literacy specialist in the Tucson Unified School District in Tucson, Arizona.