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ERIC Number: EJ833641
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0094-0771
Incorporating Young Adult Literature into the 5E Learning Cycle
Niederberger, Susan
Middle School Journal (J3), v40 n4 p25-33 Mar 2009
Since the U.S.S.R. released Sputnik I into space in 1957, American science teachers have been focused on preparing scientifically literate students. New instructional approaches have emerged, with the 5E learning cycle being one of the more popular methods used. The 5E learning cycle gets its name from its five stages: Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate (Lawson, 1995). To achieve their goal of producing scientifically literate citizens, science teachers must incorporate reading and writing instruction into their science instruction. The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how various genres of children's literature can be incorporated during each phase of the 5E learning cycle during science instruction. Readers will find examples that can be used within a single unit and a discussion of the limitations of the resources currently available. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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