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A-Maze-ing Worms

by: Jodi Wheeler-Toppen

This chapter has two main goals. The first goal is to ease students into the reading procedures described in Chapter 1 by using two reading passages—“On Your Mark!” allows students to practice using the codes to show what they are thinking as they read and ”A-Maze-ing Worms,” lets students practice the group reading process. The second goal is to review for students how to design a controlled experiment. Controlled experiments are a cornerstone of life science research. Although most students will have studied this topic usually called “the” scientific method, in prior classes, many have not mastered it by middle school.

Grade Levels

Middle School


Instructional Materials Interdisciplinary Life Science Literacy Teaching Strategies


Type Book ChapterPub Date 2/1/2010Stock # PB275X_4

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