Handbook of Research on Science Literacy Integration in Classroom Environments, 1st Edition

  • Chih-Che Tai
  • Renee M. R. Moran
  • Laura Robertson
  • Karin Keith
  • Huili Hong
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  • ISBN-10: 1522563652
  • ISBN-13: 9781522563655
  • DDC: 507.1
  • 383 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released August 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Secondary schools are continually faced with the task of preparing students for a world that is more connected, advanced, and globalized than ever before. In order to adequately prepare students for their future, educators must provide them with strong reading and writing skills, as well as the ability to understand scientific concepts. The Handbook of Research on Science Literacy Integration in Classroom Environments is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on the importance of cross-curriculum/discipline connections in improving student understanding and education. While highlighting topics such as curriculum integration, online learning, and instructional coaching, this publication explores practices in teaching students how to analyze and interpret data, as well as reading, writing, and speaking. This book is ideally designed for teachers, graduate-level students, academicians, instructional designers, administrators, and education researchers seeking current research on science literacy adoption in contemporary classrooms.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Early Childhood and K-12 Education (AECKE) Book Series.
List of Contributors.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Theoretical Perspectives on Integration.
2: Foundations for Curriculum Integration.
3: Discourse of Integrating Science and Literacy.
4: Scientific Practices and Skills Supported by a Problem-Based Learning Approach.
5: From Point A to Point B: Using Assessments to Chart the Path of Integrated Instruction.
6: Classroom-Level Integration.
7: America’s Ancient Teachers: Exploring Old-Growth Groves in Secondary English and Biology Classrooms.
8: Low-Prep STEM Activities That Make a Big Impact in the ELA Classroom.
9: Virtually Authentic: Storytelling and the Engineering Design Process in Online Learning.
10: Using the Scientific Method to Solve Literary Problems.
11: Using Nonfiction Texts and Literature Circles to Rethink Science Learning.
12: The Seeing of Self and Society in Science: Literacy Integration Through Biographical and Historical Narratives.
13: Team-Level Integration.
14: Investigation Into Fermentation: A Journey Into Cultural Relevance and Mindful Eating.
15: All the Light We Cannot See: Novel and Properties of Waves Study.
16: Positive Energy: Investigating Alternative Energy Use in Middle Schools.
17: Liriodendron tulipifera: A Look at Tennessee and Carbon Dioxide.
18: Water Ecology, Engineering, and Global Citizenship: A Science and Literacy Integrative Unit.
19: Crosscutting Concepts in Science Support Literacy and Writing.
20: Aquaponics Project-Based Learning at the Secondary School Level: Cross-Curricular Learning in Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics.
21: Bridging the Gap With Genetics: A Literary and Biological Connection.
22: Integration at the District Level and Beyond.
23: Implementation of STEM at the District, School, and Classroom Level.
24: Teacher Perspectives on Science and Literacy Integration.
25: Partnerships for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education and Career Prosperity.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.