Content Area Learning: Bridges to Disciplinary Literacy

Author(s): Michael Manderino, Roberta L. Berglund, Jerry Johns

Edition: 4

Copyright: 2014

Pages: 136


Details: Electronic Delivery EBOOK | 180 days |

Content Area Learning: Bridges to Disciplinary Literacy is a practical and useful book for a wide range of professionals in middle and high schools, including content area teachers and those working with student in literacy intervention support courses. Ideal for school, district, and other types of professional development programs, it will also be a helpful supplement in undergraduate and graduate reading and language arts classes.

NEW to the fourth edition of Content Area Learning:

  • Addresses current scholarship that emphasizes disciplinary literacy. This book serves as a guide for teachers to bridge content area literacy strategies to the discipline-specific literacy strategies required to learn deeply in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and History/Social Studies.
  • Shares ways that the strategies can be used to help students meet the demands of the Common Core State Standards – strategies address the key shifts in the standards that include close reading, multiple text synthesis, comparative analysis, and text dependent comprehension.
  • Provides ideas for implementing strategies using web-based and iPad application technologies.


Content Area Learning: Bridges to Disciplinary Literacy features strategies:

  • with specific connections to the Common Core.
  • presented with a unique and helpful Quick Reference Guide that quickly shows Common Core State Standards and Disciplinary Considerations. 
  • which are accompanied by one or more reproducibles to be used or adapted for student use.


Table of Contents





Sticky Notes

Text Coding

Discussion Web

Double-Entry Journal

Frayer Model



Informational Text Structures


Knowledge Rating


Multiple-Text GIST

Observation-Inference Chart

Plot/Concept Relationships

Possible Sentences

Question-Answer Relationships (QARs)

Role, Audience, Format, Topic (RAFT)

Save the Last Word for Me

Say Something

Select Three and Reflect (STAR)

Semantic Feature Analysis (SFA)

Semantic Mapping

Synthesis Journal

Vocabulary Self-Collection

Strategy (VSS)

Word Map

Word Sort

Michael Manderino

Roberta L. Berglund

Roberta L. (Bobbi) Berglund has received honors for outstanding service throughout her career, which includes serving as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, ELL resource teacher, director of Title I programs, and director of literacy. Dr. Berglund has also been a member of the reading faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and has taught undergraduate and graduate reading courses at Northern Illinois University, Rockford University, National Louis University, and Aurora University. Dr. Berglund has worked with school districts and state education agencies in developing curriculum materials, assessments, and leading professional development programs. She has been a speaker at state, national, and international conferences and a leader in professional organizations. Dr. Berglund is the author of over 50 publications and is the author or coauthor of 15 professional books.

Jerry Johns

Jerry L. Johns has been recognized as a distinguished teacher, writer, outstanding teacher educator, and popular professional development speaker for schools, school districts, and conferences. He has taught students from kindergarten through graduate school and also served as a reading teacher. Professor Johns spent his career at Northern Illinois University. He served in leadership positions at the local, state, national, and international levels. He has been president of the International Literacy Association, the Illinois Reading Council, the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers, and the Northern Illinois Reading Council. He also served on the Board of Directors for each of these organizations as well as the American Reading Forum. Dr. Johns has authored or coauthored nearly 300 articles, monographs, and research studies as well as over 40 professional books. His Basic Reading Inventory, now in the 12th edition, is widely used in undergraduate and graduate classes as well as by practicing teachers.

Related ISBN's: 9781465246684, 9781465241627




ISBN 9781465246684

Details Electronic Delivery EBOOK 180 days