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No More Science Kits or Texts in Isolation

Jacqueline Barber
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No More Science Kits or Texts in Isolation

By Jacqueline Barber, Gina Cervetti
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Overview
Author
Jacqueline Barber
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Edition
1st
ISBN
9780325112329
Published Date
05/08/2019
Pages
128
It is common to engage students in the process of science, using mostly hands-on activities, and equally common to provide students with only science knowledge through mostly text-based experiences. Neither of these approaches is authentic to how scientists make sense of the world. Both fail to connect those experiences to the larger purpose of science. In this book Jacqueline and Gina show you why, and how integrating science and literacy instruction supports students’ understanding of and engagement in both.

Using research as their guide, Jacquey and Gina show you how to integrate science and literacy learning in a way that reflects the authentic ways scientists work. The authors have identified three key principles supporting this integration:
  • Principle #1: Frame student investigations with a scientific purpose.
  • Principle #2: Integrate “hands-on” science with literacy to support science learning.
  • Principle #3: Help students engage with text in science.
Throughout the book, they describe research that supports each principle and share examples of effective integration in the classroom that enhance students’ science learning, reading and writing growth, and motivation.

To avoid the trap of textbook-only science or inquiry-only science, we need to aim for synergy – engaging students in using firsthand experiences and text-based experiences as connected parts of investigating questions about the natural world.
Table of contents
  • SECTION 1: NOT THIS
  • All-Text Science or No-Text Science
  • Fitting It All In
  • Goldilocks Was Searching for the Right Thing
  • SECTION 2: WHY NOT? WHAT WORKS?
  • How Integrating Science and Literacy Instruction Supports Students in Both Areas
  • The Authentic Role of Literacy in Science
  • Principle 1: Frame Student Investigations with a Scientific Purpose
  • Principle 2: Integrate "Hands-on" Science with Literacy to Support Science Learning
  • Principle 3: Help Students Read, Write, and Discuss Text in Science
  • SECTION 3: BUT THAT
  • Incorporating Literacy Practices That Are Authentic to Science
  • Principle 1: Frame Student Investigations with a Scientific Purpose
  • Principle 2: Integrate "Hands-on" Science with Literacy to Support Science Learning
  • Principle 3: Help Students Read, Write, and Discuss Text in Science
  • Afterward Nell K. Duke