Winds of Change: Fostering Literacy with Science Texts

Resource ID#: 148685 Type: Tutorial

General Information

Subject(s): English Language Arts, Science
Grade Level(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Intended Audience: Educators educators
Suggested Technology: Computer for Presenter, Internet Connection, Speakers/Headphones, Adobe Flash Player, Smart Phone/Tablet
Instructional Time: 20 Minute(s)
Resource supports reading in content area:Yes
Keywords: literacy, translate, chart, graph, map, visual, explain, apply, literacy, translate, chart, graph, map, visual, explain, apply
Instructional Component Type(s): Tutorial Professional Development
Resource Collection: Original Teacher Tutorials

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