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Boost students’ understanding of science with literacy strategies!
Research has long supported the positive effects of integrating literacy practices into the science curriculum; now this helpful and timely resource offers science educators effective strategies that they can implement immediately. Teachers of students in Grades 3–8 will find innovative ideas—aligned with national science education standards—for incorporating language analysis and science literature into inquiry-based science classrooms. Included are activities as well as sample lessons to help students:
• Read and comprehend science texts
• Find related resources to explore particular interests
• Build their science vocabulary
• Write to learn science concepts
This volume is valuable for teachers, leaders of professional development workshops, institutes, topical seminars in science and literacy, science and reading methods courses and study groups.
Foreword by Sandy Abell
About the Authors
1. Teaching Science as Inquiry
Language and Literacy in Inquiry-Based Science
Overview of This Book
2. The Challenges of Science Reading
What Does it Take to Comprehend a Text?
Linguistic Challenges of Science Reading
3. Using Trade Books to Support Science Inquiry
Why Read Trade Books in Science?
Award-Winning Science Trade Books
Becoming Familiar With the Format of Science Trade Books
Using Trade Books to Empower Science Learning
4. Learning Language, Learning Science
Building a Language-Rich Science Curriculum
Developing Vocabulary Knowledge
Learning About Nouns
5. Scaffolding Reading Through Strategy Instruction
Reading Strategy Instruction and Text Comprehension
Reading Strategy Instruction in Action: A Vignette
Bootstapping Comprehension: Activating and Integrating Prior Knowledge
Monitoring Comprehension: Promoting Thinking During Reading
Consolidating Comprehension: Organizing Information From Text
Principles and Practice of Reading Strategy Instruction in Science
6. Learning to Write and Writing to Learn in Science
Why Write in Science?
Learning to Write Scientifically
Writing to Learn in Science: An Instructional Framework
Implementing the Writing-to-Learn-Science Instructional Model
Classroom Activities That Promote Writing to Learn Science
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