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Doug Buehl has been a teacher, professional development leader, and adolescent literacy consultant during his over forty years in education. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Madison with an undergraduate double major in history and political science, and subsequently earned a master's degree in literacy. During his thirty-three years in the Madison Metropolitan School District in Madison, Wisconsin, Doug was a social studies teacher, reading teacher, and reading specialist at Madison East High School and a district literacy support teacher for thirteen middle schools and four high schools. In addition to presenting literacy workshops, his experiences include collaborating with teachers as a school literacy coach, teaching struggling readers, coordinating a schoolwide content area tutoring program, teaching college-preparatory advanced reading, and teaching night school students returning for their high school diploma. He was recognized by the district with a Distinguished Service Award, and was named district high school teacher of the year in 1990.
Doug is the author of the best-sellingClassroom Strategies for Interactive Learning, 4th Edition(International Literacy Association [ILA] 2014). He is coauthor ofReading and the High School Student: Strategies to Enhance Literacy(Pearson, 1st Edition 2003; 2nd Edition 2007) andStrategies to Enhance Literacy and Learning in Middle School Content Area Classrooms(Pearson, 3rd Edition 2007). He was a regular columnist on learning strategies for theWisconsin Education Association Councilfor nearly two decades and has authored numerous articles and chapters. He served for five years as the first editor of the adolescent literacy newsletterThe Exchange, published by the ILA Secondary Reading Interest Group.
Doug has been an active literacy professional at the local, state, and national levels. He was a founding member of ILA’s Commission on Adolescent Literacy and was a member of the interdisciplinary task force that drafted the national Standards for Middle and High School Literacy Coaches (2006), a joint collaboration between ILA, the National Council of Teachers of English, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the National Science Teachers Association, and the National Council for the Social Studies. He served terms as president of the Wisconsin State Reading Association, the ILA Secondary Reading Interest Group, and the Madison Area Reading Council. Doug served as cochair of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Adolescent Literacy Task Force, which issued its policy recommendations in 2008.
Doug was the 1996 recipient of ILA’s Nila Banton Smith Award, awarded to an outstanding secondary literacy teacher, and was inducted into the Wisconsin State Reading Association’s Friends of Literacy Hall of Fame in 2000. In 2015 Doug was one of three inaugural recipients of the Thought Leader in Adolescent Literacy award, presented by the ILA Secondary Reading Interest Group.
Doug has been an educational consultant and has worked extensively with teachers at state, national, and international levels. He has been an instructor of undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in adolescent literacy at Edgewood College in Madison for nearly two decades. Doug is the parent of two sons: Jeremy, a social studies teacher at Madison East High School, and Christopher, a biochemist currently pursuing a doctorate in cell and molecular biology at Michigan State University. Doug lives in Madison with his wife, Wendy, a professional violinist and former middle and high school orchestra teacher. Their two grandchildren, Tripp and Maggie, frequently insist on a read-aloud from a good book.
Classroom Strategies for Interactive Learning, 4th edition
Educators across all content areas have turned to Classroom Strategies for Interactive Learning for almost two decades. The fourth edition delivers rich, practical, and research-based strategies that readers have found invaluable in today's classrooms. Author Doug Buehl has written all-new chapters that focus on the instructional shifts taking place as the Common Core State Standards are implemented across the United States. These introductory chapters will help you do the following:
Understand research based comprehension strategies for content classrooms
Tap into students' background knowledge to build upon and enhance comprehension of complex texts
Teach students how to question a text
Teach reading and thinking through a disciplinary lens
At the heart of this edition are more than 40 classroom strategies with variations and strategy indexes that identify the instructional focus of each strategy, pinpoint the text frames in play as students read and learn, and correlate students' comprehension processes. In addition, each strategy is cross-referenced with the Common Core's reading, writing, speaking/listening, and language standards.
Developing Readers in the Academic Disciplines, 2nd edition
Being literate in an academic discipline is more than being able to read and comprehend text; you can think, speak, and write as a historian, scientist, mathematician, or artist. Author Doug Buehl strips away the one-size-fits-all approach to content area literacy and presents an instructional model for disciplinary literacy, which honors the discipline and helps students learn within that area.
In this revised second edition, Developing Readers in the Academic Disciplines shows how to help students adjust their thinking to comprehend a range of complex texts that fall outside their reading comfort zones. Inside you’ll find:
Instructional tools that adapt generic literacy practices to discipline-specific variations
Strategies for frontloading instruction to activate and build background knowledge
New approaches for encouraging inquiry around disciplinary texts
In-depth exploration of the role of argumentation in informational text
Numerous examples from science, mathematics, history and social studies, English/language arts, and related arts to show you what vibrant learning looks like in various classroom settings
Designed to be a natural companion to Buehl’s Classroom Strategies for Interactive Learning, Developing Readers in the Academic Disciplines introduces teachers from all disciplines to new kinds of thinking and, ultimately, teaching that helps students achieve new levels of understanding.
Mathematizing Children’s Literature
Sparking Connections, Joy, and Wonder Through Read-Alouds and Discussion