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Reading, Writing, and Thinking like a Scientist
Transcript of Reading, Writing, and Thinking like a Scientist
To Thine Own Discipline Be (Mostly) True
1. Literacy as Support for Inquiry
What role should literacy play in the development of science concepts and knowledge?
How can literacy be used as a tool to further scientific thinking and inquiry and make sense of the natural world?
An Exposition and Discussion of 'Reading, Writing, and Thinking like a Scientist, by Gina Cervetti and P. David Pearson
Questions for Discussion
How do you use different lenses to examine text in your classroom?
CORI Concept-Oriented Reading Instruction program demonstrates positive effects for comprehension instruction embedded in science investigation: Guthri et al, 2004
IDEAS (In-depth Expanded Application of Science) program: Romance and Vitale, 1992, 2009
Explicit teaching of genre features in authentic reading activities predicts growth in reading and writing: Percell-Gates, Duke, and Martineau (2007)
Scientific literature should be embedded in the inquiry-driven context of extended investigation.
Motivation to read is increased by curiosity and the pursuit of authentic answers to authentic questions.
Teachable moments for reading strategies can be engineered and/or kept ready to use as needed.
Questions to Consider:
How can you plan for the inclusion of
literacy in science investigation?
How can you make sure you are covering all of the necessary structures within your science and literacy curricula?
Reading, writing, and communicating are essential cores to all disciplines.
Goal: developing inquiry and building knowledge
Should other subjects mirror the literacy practices of professional scientists?
Reading,writing and speaking differ across disciplines
Examples from your classroom?
Math: real message
History: possible source of biases
Sciences: procedures, credibility; what purpose, who and where
Differences are value, norms and methods of scholarship.
History: retrospective analysis, interpretation of text, and perspective - biased interpretations.
Language and literacy should support student engagement.
Data gathering, reasoning about data, answer questions of interest.
How does literacy further the
development of scientific thought?
How does scientific thought and
inquiry add to understanding of text?
How well have our
students been doing
with traditional texts?
What are the reasons
Can text itself cause problems with comprehension of concepts?
Seeds of Science, Roots of Reading
De-centering of text
Active investigation and
to the forefront
text and language experiences are natural reactions to the conceptual inquiry
leads to growth in both reading
reading and writing texts
for a purpose other than reading
and writing them
type of text
How do you explore textural information in your classroom?
One of the characteristics of flamenco music is its great variety of styles. Some have an established rhythmic structure (Solea, Buleria), while others are free-metered (Tonas, Taranta, etc). However, lets focus on a rhythmic structure.
Flamenco challenges many of the canons of western music. Students of music, for example, are taught that there are three basic western rhythms, 2, 3 and 4-beat cycles, and the accent is always on the first beat.
Early flamenco rhythms have 12 beats that combine 2-beat and 3-beat rhythms with the accent on the last beat. Flamenco rhythms are long so they´re harder to keep under control, they have an irregular accent pattern and, as explained above, they combine 2 & 3 beat rhythms.
Basic accent pattern:
X X X X X
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