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Education - Science education (Elementary)

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"High-quality science instruction requires that students learn to read and write like a scientist.  The discipline of science, and reading and writing in science, is different from history, English, mathematics, art, or nutrition.  Science teachers guide their apprentices, students, in this discipline through reading and writing.  That's not to say that science teachers should become reading teachers.  In fact, we argue that not all teachers are teachers of reading...Instead, we understand that humans learn through language.  As such, we have to ensure that students in our classrooms have opportunities to read, write, speak, listen, and view.  This may sound like a semantic difference, but we think it's much more conceptual than that." -- from: Reading and writing in science by Maria Grant and Douglas Fisher, p.2-3. (507.12 GrR 2010)

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Keywords and subject headings to try when searching databases such as ERIC are: science instruction, literacy, content area writing, writing instruction, reading instruction, content area reading, integrated curriculum

"Writing exercises both sides of the brain.  More importantly, if the writer has ownership of the subject, the writer understands more deeply and retains what he or she has discovered for a longer period of time." -- from How to-- Write to learn science by Bob Tierney, p.2. (507.1 TiH 2004)

Keywords and subject headings to use when searching the catalogue: science study and teaching elementary, reading elementary, language arts correlation with content subjects, interdisciplinary approach in education.