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  • Science and Literacy

    Book Chapter | March 2010

    There is currently a strong effort to combine science and literacy, because a growing body of research stresses the importance of language in learning science. Discussion, argumentation, discourse of all kinds, group…

  • Science and Literacy

    Book Chapter | March 2011

    There is currently a strong effort to combine science and literacy, because a growing body of research stresses the importance of language in learning science. Discussion, argumentation, discourse of all kinds, group…

  • Assessment Literacy

    Book Chapter | May 2012

    Student learning is the ultimate goal of everything you do in the classroom. Assessment is the process of gathering information (or evidence) from a variety of sources to determine what students are learning in terms of…

  • Radioactive Waste: Resources for Environmental Literacy

    NSTA Press Book | May 2007

    Since World War II, hundreds of thousands of tons of radioactive materials have been produced in the United States. How we will dispose of nuclear waste is a controversial issue with a large technical component. This…

  • Novel Engineering, K–8: An Integrated Approach to Engineering and Literacy

    NSTA Press Book | April 2020

    New in 2020! Download and read a sample chapter from this book to learn more. With the Novel Engineering approach, “students become excited about what they are reading, writing, designing, and building! This…

  • Scientific Media Literacy

    Journal Article | April 2020

  • Environmental Health Literacy

    Journal Article | April 2020

  • Data Literacy 101

    Journal Article | April 2019

  • It's Still Debatable! Using Socioscientific Issues to Develop Scientific Literacy, K–5

    NSTA Press Book | October 2019

    It’s Still Debatable! encourages scientific literacy by showing you how to teach the content and thinking skills K–5 students need to explore real-world questions like these: • Is football too dangerous for…

  • Supporting the Science-Literacy Connection

    Book Chapter | January 2002

    Language arts and science are perceived as competing for classroom time and attention, and science is often neglected. However, effective literacy instruction need not be at the expense of meaningful science instruction…

  • Visual Literacy: The Primer

    Book Chapter | October 2010

    As students try out visual literacy tools, they will begin to “see” concepts and build relationships among ideas by layering new information onto existing knowledge. This chapter is an overview of the concept of visual…

  • Visual Literacy: Next Steps

    Book Chapter | October 2010

    In this chapter the authors show that “being literate” is no longer limited to reading and writing. Literacy has come to include much more, including the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, and communicate in a…

  • Scientific Inquiry and Scientific Literacy

    Book Chapter | October 2011

    This chapter provides an overview of what the authors present in this book as well as how the book is laid out. The authors present a synthesis of research findings drawn from science education, cognitive psychology,…

  • Science Literacy: The Big Picture

    Book Chapter | January 2012

    In this opening chapter of Front-Page Science , the authors give an over view of science literacy and the layout of the book.

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