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Monthly Archives: March 2009

Disciplinary Literacy

Lately I have been following the work of Tim and Cindy Shanahan regarding the idea of disciplinary literacy.  Disciplinary literacy refers to the instructionally-relevant differences in literacy use among disciplines, e.g. Math, History, Chemistry.  Tim and Cindy specifically refer to the areas of literacy that involve vocabulary, comprehension, fluency and writing.  They acknowledge that there […]