ERIC Number: EJ778976
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Reference Count: 4
Science 101: How Is Reading Science Books Different from Reading Other Kinds of Books?
Robertson, William C.
Science and Children, v45 n3 p54-55 Nov 2007
A good history book tells a story, much like a good novel. In reading those stories, one is able to read through the text relatively quickly and still get the main points. Science reading is a much slower process. You read science texts to understand specific concepts, and usually few of the words on a page are wasted; just about every word can be significant for understanding the concept at hand. This month's column includes research findings to back up this view of science reading, and provides strategies for reading like an expert.
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Content Area Reading, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Teaching Methods
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