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ERIC Number: EJ1134139
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jan
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Short-Form Science
Murphy, Beth; Hedwall, Melissa; Dirks, Andrew; Stretch, Elizabeth
Science Teacher, v84 n1 p34-41 Jan 2017
Reading provides a unique window into the history and nature of science and the norms of scientific communication and supports students in developing critical-reading skills in engaging ways. Effective use of reading promotes a spirit of inquiry and an understanding of science concepts while also addressing expectations of the Common Core State Standards for literacy in science. This article demonstrates how teachers can blend close reading of challenging text with traditional science instruction to achieve these goals. Close reading is the practice of investigating a short piece of high-quality text. The authors share a lesson plan and strategies that they used to implement close reading in a physical science class.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A