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 had a long and distinguished career in education. Her public school experience spans more than twenty years and includes serving as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, Title 1 Director, and district curriculum administrator. Dr. Berglund has been a member of the reading faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and has also taught graduate reading courses at Northern Illinois University, Rockford College, National-Louis University, and Aurora University. Currently Dr. Berglund is a consultant in the area of reading and language arts, working with school districts and regional offices of education in developing curriculum and assessments, conducting professional development, and guiding the selection of instructional materials for reading, spelling, writing, and related areas.

Dr. Berglund has received honors for outstanding services to several organizations and has been selected as a member of the Illinois Reading Council Hall of Fame. She also was honored with the Those Who Excel Award from the Illinois State Board of Education.  She has served on several committees of the International Reading Association, including the program committee for the Annual Convention and the World Congress, and was chair of the Publications Committee.

Dr. Berglund has conducted numerous workshops and has been invited to make presentations at state, national, and international conferences. She is the author of over fifty publications and is the coauthor of several professional books.

Jerry Johns

Jerry L. Johns, Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus at Northern Illinois University, served as president of International Reading Association during 2002-2003. He has been recognized as a distinguished professor, writer, and outstanding teacher educator. He taught students from kindergarten through college and now serves as a consultant and speaker to schools and professional organizations.

Jerry is a past president of Illinois Reading Council, College Reading Association, and Northern Illinois Reading Council. He has received recognition for outstanding service to each of these professional organizations and is a member of the Illinois Reading Council Hall of Fame. Jerry has served on numerous committees of the International Reading Association and was a member of the Board of Directors. He has also received the Outstanding Teacher Educator in Reading award from the International Reading Association, the Champion of Children Award from the HOSTS corporation, and the Laureate Award from the College Reading Association (CRA) for significant contributions to CRA and the field of reading and reading instruction.

Jerry has been invited to consult, conduct workshops, and make presentations for teachers and professional groups throughout the United States and in seven countries. He has also prepared over twenty books and related resources that have been useful to a diverse group of educators. His Basic Reading Inventory is widely used in undergraduate and graduate classes, as well as by practicing teachers. Jerry recently coauthored the fourth edition of Improving Reading: Strategies and Resources. Other recent titles include the third edition of Fluency: Strategies & Assessments, Comprehension and Vocabulary Strategies for the Elementary Grades, Reading and Learning Strategies: Middle Grades through High School, and Strategies for Content Area Learning, and Visualization: Using Mental Images to Strengthen Comprehension.

Related ISBN's: 9781465246684, 9781465241627




ISBN 9781465246684

Details Electronic Delivery EBOOK 180 days