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Scientific Literacy and Common Core

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Caysie Heil

on 20 February 2014

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Transcript of Scientific Literacy and Common Core

Scientific Literacy - CCSS
Scientific Literacy and CCSS
High quality science education results in students that are able to read and write like scientist.
What is Scientific Literacy?
Scientific literacy encompasses written, numerical, and digital literacy as they pertain to understanding science, its methodology, observations, and theories.
Increasing Specialized Literacy
Learning science vocabulary can be like learning a new language.
Building a Scientific Vocabulary
Word Wall
Vocabulary Self-Awareness Chart
Frayer Model (Modified)
Word Sorts
Guided Reading Strategies
1. Right there
2. Think and search
3. Author and you
4. On your own

Note-Taking Page
Common Core State Standards
AKA- Missouri Learning Standards

-MLS- Missouri Learning Standards include the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), a set of academic expectations for language arts and mathematics.

-What does that have to do with science?

"Just as students must learn to read, write, speak, listen, and use language effectively in a variety of content areas, so too must the the Standards specify the literacy skills and understanding required in multiple disciplines." - CCSS Intro
Not meant to replace content standards!
Disciplinary Literacy
Intermediate Literacy
Basic Literacy
Scientific Writing
Numerical Literacy
Graph (Creation and Interpretation)
Statistics and Probability
Students need examples of lab reports.

5 Basic Science Genres- Procedure, Procedural Recount, Explanation, Report, Exposition

Students should understand that structure of lab reports can be fluid with basic commonalities- but simplifying terminology during the foundational stages is beneficial.
Process Oriented Guided- Inquiry Learning

See example!
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