Methods and Strategies: Literacy in the Learning Cycleby: Susan Everett and Richard Moyer

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Trade books can be used in all phases of the learning cycle to support effective teaching and learning. Romance and Vitale (1992) found that texts and other nonfiction science books can be effective tools for teaching reading, as the science activities give learners a purpose for their reading. In this article, the authors share ways to effectively use trade books within the 5E learning cycle inquiry teaching/learning model. They also provide examples of trade books appropriate for each phase and identify ways to incorporate their use.

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  • on Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:29 PM

This article explains how to effectively incorporate literacy into the learning cycle. Using the 5E learning cycle, the authors explain how trade books can be used to enhance science education. Included with the article is an example lesson, tips on choosing trade books to use in science education, and a connection to standards. This is an excellent article for any teacher who is looking for tips on integrating science and literature.

Maureen Stover  (Seaside, CA)
Maureen Stover (Seaside, CA)

  • on Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:23 AM

This article describes how incorporating science trade books into inquiry learning experiences. ‘Trade books’ is a term used to describe books about science, either fiction or nonfiction, that are not textbooks. In this article, the authors provide examples of trade books appropriate for each phase and identify ways to incorporate their use. They list what criteria a book needs to have if it were to be used in the Engage phase of the 5E model of learning. They then provide an example of how it can be used in all 5 stages. This is done for each of the 5 parts of this learning model. This is a good article to start teachers thinking of making inquiry lessons more interesting for our students.

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

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