Content area literacy focuses on developing students' ability to effectively use reading and writing as generic tools for learning from content area texts. e.g. summarizing, note taking, concept mapping.
Journal Articles about reading and writing in the content areas:
According to Shanahan & Shanahan, "Disciplinary literacy involves the use of reading, reasoning, investigating, speaking, and writing required to learn and form complex content knowledge appropriate to a particular discipline” (2012). Disciplinary literacy is built on the premise that each subject area or discipline has a discourse community with its own language, texts, and ways of knowing, doing, and communicating within a discipline.
Journal Articles about disciplinary literacy:
Finding disciplinary research on teaching your topic or subject area
Each of these journal titles can be searched in the databases ERIC or Education Source. You will need to add the title to the search box and change the corresponding drop down box to "SO Journal Title." You will then need to add additional search terms, such as literacy or reading OR the text you are trying to teach (e.g. research articles or primary sources).
Journal titles for ELA/Reading
Journal titles for Foreign/World Languages
Journal titles for Mathematics
Journals in the Sciences
Journals in Social Studies
To find graphic novels (in Milne), use the search terms "graphic novels" and your subject area, theme or topic. e.g. "graphic novels" and friendship.
In addition, consider searching for books that focus on teaching with comics or graphic novels. Many times they contain annotated book lists broken down by subject, topic, or grade level.
A few helpful websites about graphic novels