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ERIC Number: EJ1134132
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Read Like a Scientist
Mawyer, Kirsten K. N.; Johnson, Heather J.
Science Teacher, v84 n1 p43-48 Jan 2017
Scientists read, and so should students. Unfortunately, many high school teachers overlook science texts as a way to engage students in the work of scientists. This article addresses how to help students develop literacy skills by strategically reading a variety of science texts. Unfortunately, most science teachers aren't trained to teach literacy skills and may be overwhelmed by the prospect of figuring out how to incorporate reading skills into their instruction. This article addresses the problem with an overview of different types of science texts (popular texts, textbooks, and primary scientific literature) and corresponding strategic questions that will help students develop their literacy skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A