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ERIC Number: ED171592
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Pages: 58
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Brown, Rod; And Others
This manual contains examples of techniques for science teachers to use in making the teaching of reading a simultaneous function of teaching science. The task force members of a three day work session with the Alaska Department of Education used science texts from their own programs to provide samples of various activities and guides. Each section begins with an explanation of the technique in that section. The readability graph developed by Edward Fry at Rutgers University is presented with directions for its use. Sample science textbook usability checklists are included with four categories that aid the teacher in selecting texts. A simplified technical vocabulary analysis chart allows the science teacher to plan for teaching technical vocabulary and skills at the same time. Sample concept guides illustrate the technique of determining major concepts that students should acquire and listing them in short phrases. Students then can select statements which underlie the major concepts. Teachers are guided in analyzing a passage to determine a pattern of organization which supports the major concepts. Students later will be expected to indicate whether statements actually occurred in the passage and must identify the major concept supported by the statement. Samples in science comprehension and vocabulary reinforcement help teachers guide students in interacting with important technical terms. (SA)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau.