Developing Science Reading Skills


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Why is it important to consider student reading abilities when assigning science reading?

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1. Which skill is important for vocabulary development?

2. What is academic discourse?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo helps you quickly assess your understanding of reading skills and their importance to the study of science. Topics you will need to know for the quiz include academic discourse and student reading abilities.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet combo helps you review:

  • Example(s) of cognition
  • What academic discourse is
  • The skill important for vocabulary development
  • The importance of considering student reading abilities

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on student reading abilities in science
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding an example of cognition and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding what academic discourse is

Additional Learning

To learn more about how reading skills impact science education, check out the lesson called Developing Science Reading Skills. This lesson will help you with the following objectives:

  • Determine what student abilities involve
  • Learn how teachers help students develop cognition
  • Define metacognition
  • Examine how teachers help students learn different scientific topics