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ERIC Number: EJ977252
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
Shake It up with Reading
Argus, Lindsy
Science Scope, v35 n5 p51-55 Jan 2012
The author created a lesson in which students successfully practiced reading comprehension skills while developing an understanding of earthquakes. Not only did this lesson help students gain an understanding of the impact of earthquakes, a subject embedded into Missouri's eighth-grade science curriculum, but it also addresses one of the new Common Core State Standards for literacy in science, which says students should be able to "cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts" (CCSSO and NGA 2010). In this science reading lesson, the author required her students to decide what information would be important in the text, read to find the information, and then rely on the information to solve a problem. Because there was not a specific answer to the problem, students were able to explore their own ideas. This project helped them to question the text, address the text with their questions, and synthesize information while problem solving. (Contains 2 figures and 2 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Grade 8; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Missouri