ERIC Number: EJ817946
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
Using Question-Answer Relationships to Build: Reading Comprehension in Science
Kinniburgh, Leah H.; Shaw, Edward L.
Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, v45 n4 p19-28 Win 2009
The No Child Left Behind Act (2001) placed pressure on elementary teachers to raise standardized test scores in reading and mathematics. Unfortunately, the focus on reading and math has led to reduced time for science instruction. Mandatory standardized testing in science began in elementary schools across the United States in 2007. Instructing students in using a reading comprehension strategy--the question--answer relationship (QAR)--during science instruction can increase students' reading comprehension of science texts, leading to increased test scores in science and reading.
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Federal Legislation, Standardized Tests, Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Teachers, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Questioning Techniques, Reading Achievement, Science Achievement, Learning Activities, Textbooks, Web Sites, Reading Materials
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001