2nd Edition

Integrating Literature in the Disciplines Enhancing Adolescent Learning and Literacy

By Sharon Kane Copyright 2020
    320 Pages 71 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    320 Pages 71 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    The Second Edition of this practical and comprehensive resource offers a multitude of ways to incorporate literature into teaching and learning across a range of disciplines. Future and practicing teachers, librarians, instructional coaches, and school leaders can implement the ideas within this text to improve the literacy skills and knowledge of students, while also addressing standards and curricular goals of various content areas.

    The new edition recognizes a paradigm shift from content areas to disciplines, reflecting the specific ways reading and writing are used in different fields of study. Updated with current research and practices, the volume recommends and evaluates books in different genres and categories, with chapters on informational books; fiction; biography and memoir; poetry; and hands-on and how-to books. For every category, Kane provides a rationale, instructional strategies, and author studies, as well as lists and descriptions of books related to curricular areas. With a wealth of activities and new BookTalks, this Second Edition is greatly revised and features expanded attention to technology, digital learning, diversity, and culture. Using this text will create opportunities for deep discussions and will stimulate students’ interest and motivation to read and learn.

    Integrating Literature in the Disciplines helps educators identify books that fit with any subject to enhance the creative and affective dimensions of school life; encourages interdisciplinary connections; and increases the depth and relevance of lessons. It is ideal for professional development and serves as a tool for Readers’ Advisory to match books with readers throughout the school day and beyond.

    1. Introduction. 2. Ways to Incorporate Literature into Teaching and Learning in the Disciplines. 3. Informational Books. 4. Fiction. 5. Biography, Autobiography, and Memoir. 6. Poetry. 7. How-to and Hands-On Books. 8. Concluding Thoughts.


    Sharon Kane is Professor of Education at the State University of New York at Oswego, USA.