Research

Below are references to materials and research that have informed our approach and work with teachers.

Academic Literacy
 
Schleppegrell, M., J. (2008). “Literacy in history: Language and meaning.” Australian Journal of Language and Literacy, 31(2). 174-186.
 
Unsworth, L. (1999). “Developing critical understanding of the specialized language of school science and history texts: A functional grammatical perspective.” Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 42(7). 508-521.
 
Jetton, Tamara and Cynthia Shanahan.  Adolescent Literacy in the Academic Disciplines: General Principles and Strategies. New York: The Guilford Press, 2012.
 
Monte-Sano, Chauncey. “What Makes a Good History Essay? Assessing Historical Aspects of Argumentative Writing,” Social Education 76(6), 294-298.
 
Historical Thinking
 
 
History Learning Project, University of Indiana 
 
 
VanSledright, Bruce. What Does It Mean To Think Historically and How Do You Teach It?, Social Education. 1-7. 
 
 
Assessment
 
Benchmarking for Success: Ensuring U.S. Students Receive a World-class Education: Early document outlining the motivation, reasoning and approach to establishing the Common Core State Standards.