Lesson 1: The benefits of literacy in the science classroom

From KNILT

Target objectives for Lesson 1:

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The learners will:

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

Activities:

Activity #1 (Pre)
To get started complete the K and W sections of a KWL Char (Know, Want to know, Learned) I want to know what you already know and any questions you might have about literacy in science. You will complete the L section later. A template is provided below.

What I Know What I Want to Know What I Learned
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Activity #2 (Mid)
Read the articles below. While reading use the Cornell method of note taking

Instructions for Cornell notes:

  1. Draw a vertical line about two inches from the left side of the paper
  2. Write the main ideas and key words to the left of the line
  3. Write details to the right of the line
  4. Write a brief summary of the article at the bottom of the page


Articles:
Teaching Literacy in Science in Year 7Only read pages 1-9
Seven Literacy Strategies That Work
Common Core Tips – Literacy in Science






Activity #3(Post)
In the learned section of the KWL chart

  • Define literacy
  • Write three benefits to using literacy in science
  • List 8 possible literacy strategies, including the two that were used in this lesson.
  • Any additional information you have learned
  • Any literacy strategies you can think of that were not listed

If you have any additional unanswered questions please post them under the discussion tab at the top of the page.

Next

Lesson 2: Using literacy strategies for pre-learning

Links

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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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