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NWP Radio—What’s Next: Possibilities for Literacy and Content Area Learning

Date: March 11, 2010

Summary: Listen to a post-conference discussion with NWP leaders about the Writing Project's work with content-area teachers and disciplinary literacy. This program follows up NWP's "What's Next: Possibilities for Literacy and Content Area Learning conference" held in March 2010 in New Orleans.

 

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One of the things that I think was exciting about this conference that pulled everything together was what Elizabeth Birr Moje did at the beginning of the conference in her keynote, because she pulled all of those strands together in her work....

She showed us how some of our traditional reading strategies based in disciplinary knowledge can work, but only if all of the other conditions in the situation are right to start with. And students have to be engaged.

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