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Building Insider Knowledge: Teaching Students to Read, Write and Think Within ELA

Disciplinary literacy teaching - what is it?

by Emily Rainey and Elizabeth Birr Moje

"This article discusses how to support ELA and other subject-area teachers as they think about the importance of "disciplinary literacy teaching". The authors argue that it is critical for the improvement of students' academic literacy development and overall learning that all teachers and literacy researchers attend to the teaching of disciplinary literacy in every subject area.