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Methods and Strategies: Literacy in the Learning Cycle

by: Susan Everett and Richard Moyer

Trade books can be used in all phases of the learning cycle to support effective teaching and learning. Romance and Vitale (1992) found that texts and other nonfiction science books can be effective tools for teaching reading, as the science activities give learners a purpose for their reading. In this article, the authors share ways to effectively use trade books within the 5E learning cycle inquiry teaching/learning model. They also provide examples of trade books appropriate for each phase and identify ways to incorporate their use.

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Type Journal ArticlePub Date 10/1/2009Stock # sc09_047_02_48Volume 047Issue 02

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