TITLE

Science reading journals

AUTHOR(S)
Northrop, Laura
PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
Science Scope;Mar2005, Vol. 28 Issue 6, p42
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the author's experience of adapting four reading strategies to further the students' understanding of the content material. In implementing the strategy, each of her students were required to have a science reading journal where they can write notes and thoughts about each textbook or article read. These strategies include vocabulary words, questioning, and determining main ideas of the material. Each of the strategy is discussed by the author and ensured that students are comfortable with the strategies before giving them the articles that they have to read. Lastly, she constructed a rubric that examines both the quality and quantity of the students' responses to the exercise given.
ACCESSION #
19850940

 

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