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ERIC Number: EJ871727
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
A Way of Understanding the World of Science Informational Books
Lee, Alice
Reading Teacher, v63 n5 p424-428 Feb 2010
This article takes a look at the multiple purposes science informational books can serve in the classroom. The books featured are well written with creative visuals that engage readers in a variety of topics. Although any of these books can enhance the science topics it addresses in the book, they can also be great teaching tools for metacognitive reading strategies. Based on the metacognitive strategies found in Keene and Zimmerman's "Mosaic of Thought," this article focuses on three of them--activating schema, asking questions, and determining importance. Other book recommendations for these strategies are also suggested.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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