ERIC Number: ED158260
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
What the Reading Teacher Says to the Science Teacher: Ten Ideas for Adapting Science-Related Reading Materials to Students' Reading Needs.
Olson, Joanne P.
Because a science class may contain students with greatly differing reading abilities, the science teacher must not only teach science concepts, but also design an instructional program which meets the needs of students at all reading levels. Such a program might be developed from the following ten ideas. Idea one, guided reading instruction, is a general strategy for aiding students in reading science. Idea two, guided reading sheets, is a means for differentiating reading assignments. Idea three suggests ways of using a single textbook creatively. Idea four is the use of multi-level materials, while idea five adds a multiple materials approach. Idea six is the use of discussion groups composed of students with various achievement levels. The creation of word banks, idea seven, can be useful in encouraging students to learn technical terms. Writing activities, idea eight, can be used to help students work through science processes which they find difficult. Idea nine is the use of science-related literature to interest students, and idea ten is the use of science materials to encourage creative thinking. These ideas may be used singly or in combination; they may also be adapted to fit the needs of a specific science program. (FL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (23rd, Houston, Texas, May 1-5, 1978)