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Integrating Science and Literacy Instruction: A Framework for Bridging the Gap


reviewed by Richard Frazier Ś September 15, 2006

coverTitle: Integrating Science and Literacy Instruction: A Framework for Bridging the Gap
Author(s): Gene Freeman & Vickie Taylor
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham
ISBN: 1578864038, Pages: 245, Year: 2006
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Integrating Science and Literacy Instruction: A Framework for Bridging the Gap by Gene Freeman and Vickie Taylor includes a variety of classroom practices that promise to make instruction more meaningful and efficient in light of the limited time available in a school day. No Child Left Behind is identified early in the book as the source of urgency many teachers and administrators feel as they grapple with how to help children achieve demonstrable gains in literacy and subject matter knowledge. Against the constraint of limited time, the authors define terms, propose various rationales, invoke selected findings from educational research, and promote a series of strategies, techniques, and practices that are intended to ameliorate difficulties children have in learning science and becoming literate. The first six chapters touch on the connections between science and literacy by focusing on inquiry as well as the skills of reading, writing, and communicating orally. The... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: September 15, 2006
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12711, Date Accessed: 10/24/2017 2:00:09 AM

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  • Richard Frazier
    Central Missouri State University
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    RICHARD FRAZIER received his Ph.D. in Science Education and Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is currently an associate professor of science education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, Missouri. He is co-director of a three-year grant for the professional development of middle school science teachers in Missouri built around field-based inquiry. He is also participating in a volunteer project with Operation Classroom in Sierra Leone for the professional development of Junior Secondary School Science Teachers. Frazier was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Sierra Leone and has taught in Saudi Arabia and Singapore. He is spending the fall semester 2006 at the University of GhanaŚLegon with the Missouri-Africa Program and is attached to the Department of Physics.
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