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ERIC Number: EJ920616
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Meeting the Reading Challenges of Science Textbooks in the Primary Grades
Bryce, Nadine
Reading Teacher, v64 n7 p474-485 Apr 2011
Four primary grade teachers overcame challenges of textbook-based science reading through a focus on reading strategies and an emphasis on making meaning. Teachers used whole-class and small-group guided reading instruction to focus students on organizational and textual features of the science textbooks. They also used teacher-guided talk and student-to-student turn-and-talk strategies to focus on meaning. Children acted out concepts found in the textbook and used technology as a tool to enhance content area learning. Science reading using textbooks poses challenges that teachers can overcome with specific attention to reading comprehension and innovative approaches that promote reader engagement. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A