Overview

Participants in this course will learn about the structures and behaviors of organisms that enable them to live successfully in their environments and how this scientific content can be enhanced through literacy integration. A focus of the workshop is to help participants learn to integrate literacy and science by using literacy strategies such as science notebooks/journals, concept maps, and literature to enhance their lessons. A notebook strand in several sessions provides more information and ideas about teaching with science notebooks. In addition, participants will hone their content knowledge about the basic needs of living things, habitats, interactive relationships, food webs and adaptations. As part of the work in this course, participants will learn to keep their own science notebook and complete a Final Project, which includes a reflection on the investigations in the notebook.