Teaching reading and writingstrategies in science provides students with... improved comprehension better note-taking skills greater recall of information independence in coping with confusing words and passages deeper understanding of new words and concepts development of strong study skills
ProtocolHighlight Unfamiliar words or confusingsentences in pink.Highlight key details to the understanding ofthe text in yellow.Use Sticky Notes to jot down your thoughts,questions, and connections.
As you read the article, be asking yourself...“What are the implications for conceptualunderstanding of science?” “What are some strategies we can implementto focus student learning when students readonline?”
How to tagWhen we ﬁnd a great article for ourstudents over Force and Motion LearningTarget 1, we should tag it, “Force1”.We could also include tags such as,“forceandmotion, speed, distance/time,science8”.
Practice time!1. Sign-up for Diigo2.Share your username on Today’s Meet3.Click to Join the SJSDMiddleScience Diigo Group.4.Play around for 30 minutes--add extensions, bookmark some articles, practice annotation tools.
Deeper reading using online annotationReading the Reader
TomorrowDuring our work day tomorrow, you maywish to continue practicing using Diigo--saving bookmarks and adding useful articlesto the Diigo Library--for our students to usenext year.
Artwork ThanksDream after Read by nadia_the_witch athttp://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/34164097@N02/3913280536/All other images belong to me.