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ERIC Number: EJ826172
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
ISSN: ISSN-0013-5984
Reading in Science: Developing High-Quality Student Text and Supporting Effective Teacher Enactment
Sutherland, LeeAnn M.
Elementary School Journal, v109 n2 p162-180 Nov 2008
This article describes an approach to developing student reading materials that support middle school learners in a project-based, inquiry curriculum for grades 6 through 8. Reading materials are designed to encourage sense making beyond the classroom, as students read and write about science as it takes place in a classroom and as it occurs in their everyday lives. Drawing on research in literacy and in science education, I provide examples of student text as well as the underlying theory and research that guide their design. In addition, I describe a number of features of the materials designed to support their effective use by teachers and to provide alternatives to the traditional practice of in-class, oral reading. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Junior High Schools
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Language: English
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