Idea Bank: Current Events in Scienceby: Michele Ricard

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Create an ambience of focus and organization in your high school science classroom by implementing the strategy described here. This 10-minute silent reading routine exposes students to current events in science and the relevance of science to their lives. The routine occurs during the first 10 minutes of class, allowing sufficient time for scheduling labs and activities.

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  • on Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:34 AM

In an effort to address a district mandate, ‘Reading Across Content Areas’, this educator has her students spend the first 10 minutes of class in a mini silent reading activity. In the beginning of the year she sets up the routine described in this article. She also addresses student reactions and challenges this has created for her and her students.

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

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