In this article, the authors make the case for re-engaging students in learning during the 2021-2022 school year by prioritizing social emotional learning and whole child principles, along with student voice and discourse. The Essential Instructional Practices for Disciplinary Literacy in the Secondary Classroom: Grades 6 to 12 are one tool to define instructional practices that align to these efforts.

Author Bio

Jenelle Williams is a Literacy Consultant at Oakland Intermediate School District (Oakland Schools). She is interested in adolescent literacy, disciplinary literacy, and culturally sustaining practices. She can be reached at jenelle.williams@oakland.k12.mi.us.

Laura Gabrion is a Literacy Consultant at Wayne RESA. She is interested in disciplinary literacy pedagogy, writing self-efficacy research and application, and integrating technology to enhance instruction. She can be reached at gabriol@resa.net.



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