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Textmasters: Shaking Up Textbook Reading in Science Classrooms

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Textmasters: Shaking Up Textbook Reading in Science Classrooms

Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Seven 60-minute lessons
Lesson Author

Lori Wilfong

North Canton, Ohio


International Literacy Association


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Crystelle Dyes

January 09, 2011

I have been incorporating this strategy in my middle school science classes from the middle of last school year to now. I have had great success with it and the kids prefer it to the traditional chapter reading methods. I also find that this strategy blends more readily with the hands-on environment of my lab friendly science classes. It also lends itself easily to any modifications and differentiation. I'm quite pleased with the results I'm getting. I will be sharing my experiences during this spring's district professional development sessions. I am anxious to see if other teachers will find the same I success with Textmasters that I have.


Barbara McClanahan

April 12, 2010

I have been teaching my preservice teachers how to conduct literature circles with narrative text for several years, and have wondered if it could work with content area textbooks. We will still be doing our narrative literature circles this semester, but I will be providing them this link and emphasizing that literature circles aren't just for narrative text anymore!


Charice Thomas

February 17, 2010

This is a very great strategy for me to incoporate in my personal teacher bag. I am going to try it with my students next month.



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