Adolescent Literacy, Field Tested
Content Area Literacy in Mathematics and Science Classrooms
Roni Jo Draper
This chapter demonstrates the need for mathematics and science instruction that attends to the literacy needs of adolescents in those classrooms. While we are unable to make specific recommendations for practice, we do share four principles that mathematics and science teachers can use to guide their planning and instruction: (a) engage students in inquiry and problem solving, (b) promote sense making, (c) address all texts, and (d) support explanation and justification. We recommend that mathematics and science teachers collaborate with literacy specialists in order to design instruction that adheres to these principles.
Draper, R., & Siebert, D. (2009).
Content Area Literacy in Mathematics and Science Classrooms.
In S.R. Parris, D. Fisher, & K. Headley (Eds.), Adolescent Literacy, Field Tested (pp. 105-116). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.