Editor’s Note: Literacy Skillsby: Chris Ohana

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Our science and literacy issue is always one of the most popular issues of the year, and we’re betting this jam-packed issue will be no exception. Why? There are many probable reasons. Many elementary teachers are more comfortable with teaching science literacy so they look for ways to use their strengths. No Child Left Behind legislation has put the spotlight on literacy in the elementary grades, sometimes pushing science (and social studies and PE and art) out of the busy day. Teaching science with literacy skills may be one way to convey important science skills while still teaching and reinforcing literacy.

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  • on Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:47 AM

I think this is a really interesting topic because I think subject integration is awesome for showing kids how things are related and how important one subject can be to another


  • on Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:24 PM

This article provides a summary of the excellent literacy resources available in the November 2008 issue of Science and Children. By reading this one page, one can read the brief summaries available in this journal and then go to the advanced search button of the Learning Center to locate and download each of the articles. These are resources designed to help teachers of K - 5th grade students integrate writing strategies into their science lessons. As the editor of Science and Children states, “ (This is)…our annual issue focused on literacy and science education.” This reviewer thought that was good to note that every year one issue is devoted to the literacy topic! By going to the NSTA main page and clicking on science journals, one can do a search of monthly journals by year. It should be fairly easy to discover which monthly journal of each year is devoted to literacy. Now we readers have gobs of literacy sources to check out! Thank you, Chris.

Carolyn Mohr  (Buffalo Grove, IL)
Carolyn Mohr (Buffalo Grove, IL)

  • on Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:35 AM

The editor of Science and Children points out the necessity of young children to develop literacy skills both in science and in general. She introduces articles in that volume of the magazine.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)

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