Course Texts:

  • Muhammad, Gholdy. 2020. Cultivating Genius. New York: Scholastic.
  • Lent, Releah. 2020. This is Disciplinary Literacy. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Literacy.
  • Kuhn, Melanie and Dreher, Mariam. 2020. Developing Conceptual Knowledge Through Oral and Written Language. New York: Guilford.

Selected Readings

Booth, A. E., Shavlik, M., & Haden, C. A. (2022). Exploring the Foundations of Early Scientific Literacy: Children’s Causal Stance. Developmental Psychology58(12), 2302–2309.

Colwell, J.; Hutchison, A.; Woodward, L. 2022. Digitally Supported Disciplinary Literacy in Elementary Instruction. Reading Teacher. 75(4), 463–474.

Cordero, K., Nussbaum, M., Ibaseta, V., Otaíza, M. J., & Chiuminatto, P. (2018). Read, write, touch: Co‐construction and multiliteracies in a third‐grade digital writing exercise. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning34(2), 162–173.

Frankel, K. K., Becker, B. L., Rowe, M. W., & Pearson, P. D. (2016). From “what is reading?” to what is literacy? Journal of education196(3), 7-17.

Greiner, J. A., & Higgs-Coulthard, K. (2022). Toward an Integrated Approach: Social Studies Disciplinary Literacy in Elementary Methods Courses. Ohio Social Studies Review58(1), 7–14.

Helsel, L., Kelly, K., & Wong, K. (2022). Responsive Teaching in the Writer’s Workshop. Reading Teacher75(5), 583–592.

Cabell, S.Q., & Hwang, H. (2020). Building content knowledge to boost comprehension in the primary grades. Reading Research Quarterly, 55(S1), S99–S107.

Delacruz, S. (2020). Starting From Scratch (Jr.): Integrating Code Literacy in the Primary Grades. Reading Teacher73(6), 805–812.

Duke, N. K., Ward, A. E., & Pearson, P. D. (2021). The Science of Reading Comprehension Instruction. The Reading Teacher74(6), 663–672.

Fjørtoft, H. (2020). Multimodal digital classroom assessments. Computers & Education152, N.PAG.

Gee, Jame. 2015. Literacy and Education. New York: Routledge.

Goldman, S. R., Britt, M. A., Brown, W., Cribb, G., George, M., Greenleaf, C., Lee, C. D., Shanahan, C., & Project READI. (2016). Disciplinary Literacies and Learning to Read for Understanding: A Conceptual Framework for Disciplinary Literacy. Educational Psychologist51(2), 219–246.

Isidro, E. I. (2021). Disciplinary Literacies in K–2 Classrooms: A Curriculum Exploration. Reading Teacher74(6), 691–702.

Jensen, M. (2019). Digital Literacy in a Sociomaterial Perspective. Proceedings of the European Conference on E-Learning, 659–661.

Lemley, S. M., Hart, S. M., & King, J. R. (2019). Teacher Inquiry Develops Elementary Teachers’ Disciplinary Literacy. Literacy Research & Instruction58(1), 12–30.

Race, justice, and activism in literacy instruction / edited by Valerie Kinloch, Tanja Burkhard, Carlotta Penn ; foreword by Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz. JCU LC2778.L34 R34 2020

Moje, E. B. (2015). Doing and teaching disciplinary literacy with adolescent learners: A social and cultural enterprise. Harvard Educational Review, 85(2), 254–278.

Shanahan, C., & Shanahan, T. (2014). Does disciplinary literacy have a place in elementary school? The Reading Teacher, 67(8), 636–639.

Shanahan, T., & Shanahan, C. (2008). Teaching disciplinary literacy to adolescents: Rethinking content-area literacy. Harvard Educational Review, 78(1), 40–59.

Si, Q., Hodges, T. S., & Coleman, J. M. (2022). Multimodal literacies classroom instruction for K-12 students: a review of research. Literacy Research & Instruction61(3), 276–297.

Smith, B. E. (2017). Composing across modes: a comparative analysis of adolescents’ multimodal composing processes. Learning, Media & Technology42(3), 259–278. 

Thibaut, P., & Curwood, J. S. (2018). Multiliteracies in Practice: Integrating Multimodal Production Across the Curriculum. Theory Into Practice57(1), 48–55.

Trope, A., Johnson, D. J., & Demetriades, S. (2021). Media, making & movement: Bridging media literacy and racial justice through critical media project. Journal of Media Literacy Education13(2), 43–54.

Thompson, L. D., & Brezicha, K. (2022). Under Pressure: Leadership for Literacy and Cultural Responsiveness. Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership25(4), 352–363.

Watt, D., Abdulqadir, K., Hujaleh, H., & Siyad, F. (2019). Three Things You Should Know About My Hijab: The Art of Youth Media Activism on YouTube. Journal of Literacy & Technology20(1), 252–271.

Wright, T. S., & Gotwals, A. W. (2017). Supporting Disciplinary Talk From the Start of School: Teaching Students to Think and Talk Like Scientists. Reading Teacher71(2), 189–197.