Integrating Literacy Strategies in the Science Classroom

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Introduction

This course will help instructors understand the importance of literacy in the science classroom. It will include 8 example literacy strategies as well as suggested ways to use them for lessons. Before you start please take a few moments to jot down your thoughts on literacy and why it is needed in more than just the English classroom. Additionally brainstorm three ideas of how to incorporate this into you current classroom.

Performance Objectives

  • Provided with literature to read and written questions learners will state three benefits of using literacy strategies in the science classroom by compiling a written list.
  • Given sample literacy strategies the learners will demonstrate the use of 4 literacy strategies by completing the examples provided from each lesson.
  • When given 8 example literacy strategies the learners will generate one science lesson using at least 2 literacy strategies presented in the mini-course.
  • After reviewing and completing the online mini-course the learners will identify 8 literacy strategies by correctly labeling the literacy strategies from a provided list of examples.
  • When planning lessons for their own classroom the learners will choose to use literacy strategies in one lesson per unit taught.

Lesson 1: The benefits of literacy in the science classroom

Target objectives:

The learners will:

  • Define literacy
  • List the benefits of literacy in science
  • Identify 8 literacy strategies

Lesson 2: Using literacy strategies for pre-learning

Target objectives:

The learners will:

  • Complete one literacy strategy
  • Understand how to use literacy strategies for pre-learning
  • Create one literacy strategy

Lesson 3: Using literacy strategies for student learning

Target objectives

The learners will:

  • Understand how literacy strategies can be used for student learning
  • Complete two literacy strategies for learning
  • Create one literacy strategies to promote student learning

Lesson 4: Using literacy strategies for post-learning or assessment

Target objectives:

The learners will:

  • Understand how literacy strategies can be used for post learning
  • Complete one literacy strategy for post learning
  • Create one literacy strategy for post learning
  • Compile completed literacy strategies into one lesson

Links

Integrating Literacy Strategies in the Science Classroom Home page

Lesson 1: The benefits of literacy in the science classroom
Lesson 2: Using literacy strategies for pre-learning
Lesson 3: Using literacy strategies for student learning
Lesson 4: Using literacy strategies for post-learning or assessment

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ETAP 623 Fall 2013 - Wilde

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