Content Literacy for Science

This module addresses building student understanding of inquiry-based science by incorporating and enhancing the literacy skills of oral language (speaking and listening), writing (particularly in science notebooks), and reading of informational text. The module features: an overview of literacy in science; four model lessons at grade spans kindergarten through grade two, grades three through five, grades six through eight, and grades nine through twelve; analysis of student work at the same grade levels; planning templates for teachers to design lessons that align the Common Core State Standards to their science learning goals; and resources for differentiated instruction and other ideas for building scientific literacy.

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