As we all know, reading in science requires its own targeted strategies that differ from those needed in the other subject areas. Try these resources to enhance your students’ skills and comprehension:
Reading Comprehension Strategies provides descriptions of strategies that can be used in all disciplines.
Some Approaches to Learning Science Vocabulary and Concepts shares techniques for helping middle school students master vocabulary related to abstract concepts.
Science Literacy: Get Real! describes how to introduce vocabulary through real-world events.
Make Science Reading Fun and Meaningful in Middle School! discusses how reciprocal teaching can help students remember what they have read, make connections, and draw conclusions.
Literacy Support Strategies & Ohio Resource Center Science Lessons shows how various reading strategies can be used to help students read informational text.