Want your students to read and write science more
effectively? Join the author of the Once Upon A Science Book series for
lessons from her newest book integrating literacy and physical science
1. There are three main impediments to students becoming confident science readers: they do not expect what they are reading to make sense, they lack the background knowledge assumed in the text, and they have found shortcuts around doing classroom reading; 2. Using a literacy learning cycle (exploration, reading, writing) makes reading science easier; and 3.
Participants will also try out a literacy learning cycle that they can use with their classes (so they will learn a new lesson plan).
Jodi Wheeler-Toppen (Author/ Staff Development: Atlanta, GA), Karen Kraus (Retired Teacher: Goodyear, AZ), Matthew Hackett (Delta Woods Middle School: Blue Springs, MO)