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ERIC Number: EJ817117
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Textual Encounters of Three Kinds: Engaging in Reading through Community Astronomy Night
Johnson, Amy Suzanne; Rezak, Achariya Tanya; Hodges, Georgia; Lawrence, Molly; Tippins, Deborah; Bongkotphet, Thitiya
Reading Teacher, v62 n1 p54-63 Sep 2008
This article describes a community science night as a professional development experience for teachers in a rural school in the southeastern United States. As participants circulated through eight astronomy activities, they engaged in reading images, reading writing, and reading their natural and physical world. Through such diverse textual encounters, participants were given multiple means for accessing science, and teachers were given a model for understanding the relationship between science and literacy. (Contains 3 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A