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Literacy in the Subject Areas

Literacy and Science

Each in the Service of the Other

How can reading and writing be used as tools to support inquiry-based science, and how do reading and writing benefit when embedded in an inquiry-based science setting? In this article, the authors, including Cynthia Greenleaf, co-director of the Strategic Literacy Initiative, elaborate the theoretical and empirical evidence for an integrated approach and describe some highly regarded elementary and secondary school programs to help teachers integrate science and literacy instruction.

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P. David Pearson, Elizabeth Moje, Cynthia Greenleaf
American Association for the Advancement of Science, Science, April 2010

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“Science provides a setting in which students are intellectually obligated to make sense of data, draw inferences, construct arguments based on evidence, infer word meanings, and, of course, construct meanings for text—the very dispositions required as good readers and writers.”

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