Abstract: Secondary science teachers outline strategies for developing, presenting, and assessing literacy skills in the content based classroom. A content-area literacy assessment was administered to over 400 students from grades 8-12. Using the data, literacy materials were developed that supported a variety of content areas. This article outlines the two year progress of this collaborative teacher group which includes the integration of reading materials from a novel, Andy Weir’s The Martian, and development of assessment questions related to this text that fostered middle and high school students’ ability to process prose, quantitative and documentative text and develop literacy in the content area.
McMillen, Cynthia M.; Graves-Demario, Amy; and Kieliszek, Deb
"Tackling Literacy: A collaborative approach to developing materials, for assessing science literacy skills in content classrooms through a STEM perspective.,"
The Language and Literacy Spectrum: Vol. 28
, Article 2.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.buffalostate.edu/lls/vol28/iss1/2