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Warren, James E. – Across the Disciplines, 2013
Education researchers and literacy specialists have responded to declining reading scores among high school students by calling on teachers across subject areas to teach "disciplinary literacy," which introduces students to the ways discipline-specific knowledge is produced and communicated and teaches students to apply different reading…
Descriptors: High School Students, Rhetoric, Reading Strategies, Content Area Reading
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Jensen, Amber – Across the Disciplines, 2012
A pilot program in a public high school positions experienced student writing center tutors to become WAC liaisons who foster writing across the curriculum by raising questions, identifying needs, and providing support to their teachers with the goal of strengthening writing instruction school-wide. This article discusses the background and…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Writing Across the Curriculum, Student Writing Models, Pilot Projects
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Herkner, Luise; Pydde, Mandy; Tschirpke, Simone – Across the Disciplines, 2012
This article reports about the effort to raise awareness for writing across the curriculum (WAC) and to establish writing centers at German high schools through a pilot project, initiated by a university writing center. The project was run by graduate students from the European University Viadrina (EUV) who in this article share their experience…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Laboratories, Writing (Composition), Peer Teaching
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Hrenko, Kelly A.; Stairs, Andrea J. – Across the Disciplines, 2012
This research has begun to examine how teachers in Maine meaningfully infuse art and Native American epistemologies through visual arts and writing across curricula to enhance student learning and engagement. Teachers explored a perceived new space of pedagogical possibility within visual arts and American Indian curricula as cross-disciplinary…
Descriptors: Creativity, Creative Teaching, Teaching Methods, Visual Arts
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Lillge, Danielle – Across the Disciplines, 2012
Widespread adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in the United States has resulted in an unprecedented set of national secondary school writing standards that shift responsibility for writing instruction across content areas. As secondary school teachers grapple with these new demands, this article proposes that WAC can serve as a key…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Common Core State Standards, Writing Instruction, Secondary School Students
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Cox, Michelle; Gimbel, Phyllis – Across the Disciplines, 2012
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) create new common ground for high school-college collaborations through emphasis on expository writing in English language arts (ELA) and writing in content areas across the curriculum. This article, written collaboratively by a composition-rhetoric scholar and a secondary education leadership scholar who…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition)
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McClellan, Michael; Myelle-Watson, Dawn; Peters, Brad; Spears, Debora; Wellen, David – Across the Disciplines, 2012
To teach science writing effectively, scholars encourage combining writing to learn with applications of the science writing heuristic. How teachers learn to do so remains under-examined. This essay follows a cohort of ninth-grade science teachers who collaborated in a project to develop, test, and revise such a combination of writing prompts for…
Descriptors: Content Area Writing, Science Education, Grade 9, Science Teachers
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Converse, Caren Wakerman – Across the Disciplines, 2012
Writing across the secondary curriculum has been viewed primarily through the lens of traditional academic courses taught in comprehensive high schools. In this paper the author draws on her past experience as a criminal justice teacher at a career and technical high school to describe writing that facilitates and demonstrates learning of subject…
Descriptors: Career Education, Writing Across the Curriculum, Law Enforcement, Course Content
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Childers, Pamela B.; Lowry, Michael J. – Across the Disciplines, 2005
This article describes how an interdisciplinary science class uses visuals in ways that can be adapted across disciplines and academic levels. The key to the use of visuals is that they are integral to the learning of the students, whether we begin with visuals to improve writing and thinking or use written texts as the basis for visual…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Visual Stimuli, Teaching Methods
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Juzwik, Mary M. – Across the Disciplines, 2004
Mary M. Juzwik draws on a grounded study to propose a hybrid theory of classroom genres that builds on Bauman's conceptualization of the "dialogization of genres." This perspective foregrounds Bakhtin's earlier and more literary work, while backgrounding Bakhtin's later, more social scientific perspectives on genre. In particular, Juzwik…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Language Styles, Death, European History