Helping students better navigate scientific text by modeling reading strategies and connecting scientific concepts to real-life experiences.

by Katie Anderson

Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

In this series of videos, I invite participants to play the role of middle school science students so that I can demonstrate my approach to modeling reading strategies and connecting scientific concepts to real life processes.

Part One: Introduction

In part one of the workshop, I describe how I help my students develop literacy skills to support scientific processes and investigations. Then I take participants through a middle school science lesson.

Part Two: Reading Like a Scientist

In part two of the workshop, we explore what it means to read like a scientist. This begins by annotating a text.

Part Three: Teacher Reflections

In part three of the workshop, I ask participants to critique my performance as a teacher during the mock middle school lesson.