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Literacy and Science

2 Ways to Integrate Literacy Into Science

When I was a high school teacher, I took a program called reading apprenticeship, which gave me some powerful instructional techniques to help kids break down and interpret scientific texts. That program turned everything I knew about teaching upside-down, and it was the start to my journey of becoming a learning theorist. Reading apprenticeship showed […]

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STEM Makeover: Gingerbread Houses

STEM Makeover! Gingerbread Houses: How to Turn Your Activity Into Authentic STEM

 Building gingerbread houses is a popular classroom activity this time of year. Although the activity can be craft-based (ergo, everyone does the same craft, and it’s just about your students creating something that they can bring home) here’s our STEAM makeover version that hits math and NGSS! Any project that involves building can be

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