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Integrating the Common Core in Science

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Here you will find resources including articles, stories, websites, and other information pertaining to incorporating the Common Core in your science lessons.

Teaching and Learning With the New York Times

This website features lesson activities that utilize articles in the New York Times, including teaching science.  The New York Times is available free of charge through the Gale NOVELny Database.  Ask your Librarian for help accessing the database.

Science and Poetry

This website features many resources compiled by author Lisa Westberg Peters to help encourage students to write about science.  Student can listen to her poetry, and teachers can access lesson plans related to Lisa's work.

Before-, During-, and After-Reading Strategies

This is an article from the Science Scope magazine from March 2005 which highlights strategies for facilitating successful reading in science.

A Method For Understanding Their Method

This is an article from the Summer 2010 Science Scope magazine which highlights teaching scientific inquiry through biographies of famous scientists.

Tween Tribune

This website features news articles about science, technology, and other topics that students can read and comment about.  Each day new stories are posted for students to read and then comment about.  All comments are moderated by the classroom teacher before they are submitted to the website.

Science as a Mystery Story

This is an article from the November 2011 edition of Science and Children about teaching science through mystery stories.

How is Reading Science Books Different From Reading Other Kinds of Books?

This article from the November 2007 issue of Science and Children is about how reading science books is different from reading other types of books.

Science the Write Way

This article is from the November/December 2005 issue of Science and Children and is about how nonfiction writing activities help students learn science.

Develop Strategic Readers

This article is from the November 2006 issue of Science and Children and features effective strategies to help students learn to actively question as they read science texts.

Setting the Stage by Modeling

This is a chapter from the book Front Page Science: Engaging Teens in Science Literacy and is about how one teacher models her own questioning and makes connections to a recent news article.

Reading, Writing, and Comprehending: Encouraging Active Reading in the Science Classroom

This article is from the October 2002 issue of The Science Teacher and is about how to incorporate reading into your science classroom.

Reading to Learn

This article is from the January 2012 issue of The Science Teacher and is about how to teach students how to "read to learn" science.

Writing and Science Literacy

This article is from the January 2012 issue of The Science Teacher and features activities that demonstrate students' understanding of science through writing.

Perspectives: Reading and Science

This article is from the Novemeber 2007 issue of Science and Children and is about how students can get the most out of science reading.

Up Close With Close Reading

This article was written by Beth Burke and is about close reading.

A Close Look at Close Reading

This article was written by Beth Burke and is about close reading.

Implementing the Common Core State Standards: A Primer on "Close Reading of Text"

This article was written by Sheila Brown and Lee Kappes and is about close reading.

 

The following websites contain science articles for classroom use:

www.newsela.com - current news stories, including science, written at various reading levels and includes quizzes

www.scijourner.org

www.sciencenews.org

www.sciencenewsforkids.org

www.nytimes.com/pages/science

www.newscientist.com

www.news.discovery.com

www.bbc.com

http://www.storybehindthescience.org/support.html

Directory of open access journals

Scientific American

www.sciencemag.org

Nature

Omics Group open access journals

Journal of Chemistry

Chemistry Central

Open Science

Highwire

Springer Open

Biomedcentral

Science Direct