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Three Steps for Better Reading in Science: Before, During, and After

by: Susan Walton

It’s exciting to have a beautiful new science textbook—if students can read it! Unfortunately, many students can’t read their science textbook unassisted. Since reading and critical thinking skills are an integral component of science, teachers must provide a structure that brings the material to the students’ level and engages them with the text. This model for literacy instruction in the science classroom includes strategies that students can employ before, during, and after reading.

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Type Journal ArticlePub Date 12/1/2006Stock # ss06_030_04_32Volume 030Issue 04

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