Also, there were questions about sources of practical instructional ideas along the lines of what I shared. There are not yet a lot of sources, but I recommend the following:
These are the common core standards for English language arts. Look specifically at what is required in grades 6-12 in social studies/history and science/technology. These standards don't tell you how to teach these things, but what is to be taught in these areas will be very informative and should support your teaching.
Brozo & Simpson. (2003). Teachers and learners: Expanding literacy across the content areas. Merrill, Prentice-Hall.
This is a content area reading textbook. It is probably the best right now and certainly the most sensitive to the specific demands of the disciplines.
Fang & Schleppegrell. (2008). Reading in second content areas: A language-based pedagogy. University of Michigan Press.
This text deals specifically with disciplinary differences and how to teach them (extremely useful), though it is narrow in terms of what it includes--it only focuses on the language differences across the subject areas.
Shanahan & Shanahan. (2008). Teaching disciplinary literacy to adolescents. Harvard Educational Review, 78, 40-59.
This article lays out the theory that I described in my talk.
Happy new year!