How one science educator plans to teach reading

07/14/2013 | Reflections of a Techie blog

Using annotation and teaching different categories of text structures are two ways middle-grades educator Marsha Ratzel plans to help her eighth-grade science students tackle reading the "hard stuff" that is scientific text -- without the need to "dumb down" the process. For instance, annotation begins as a formative assessment to help teachers determine who needs more help, but later becomes a tool for scientific writing, she writes in this blog post.

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