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How can reading support science instruction and scientific thinking? Reading a variety of texts and making connections within and between texts helps to develop critical thinking and broaden the students' experience. Science-related trade books offer students different approaches on the same subject, invite students to witness the world beyond their own environment, model scientific thinking and help students to make connections and ask questions. In this section, topics will include read aloud-think alouds, information book text structures and features, and strategies for linking science and literacy instruction.


Read alouds

Book Talks
Book Browsing
Science/Inquiry Literature Circles
Critical Analysis: Questioning the Author/ Questioning the Book

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 9912078. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.