Supporting the Science-Literacy Connectionby: Karen Worth, Jeanne Rose Century, Joseph Flynn, Doris Santamaria Makang, Marian Pasquale, Karen M. Robblee, and Jeffrey Winokur

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Language arts and science are perceived as competing for classroom time and attention, and science is often neglected. However, effective literacy instruction need not be at the expense of meaningful science instruction. The authors explore the potentially powerful linkages between science and literacy and suggest concrete ways that elementary, middle, and high school science teachers can simultaneously enhance science and language learning.

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  • on Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:03 PM

This chapter presents the argument for using science as a vehicle to improve expository reading and writing skills. It then provides examples (vignettes) of what these practices look like in actual classroom instruction. While the main focus is on elementary classrooms, with the lack of science in many elementary classrooms the information is transferable to middle and high school classes as well. We all know we teach English skills, this just presents research that says what we do is right and provides additional suggestions to make what we do better.

Tina Harris  (Bloomington, IN)
Tina Harris (Bloomington, IN)

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