Florida Education Channel title="FEC"
US House of Rep
Reading to Make Meaning of Science
Mary Lee Barton (General Audiences)
As writers Santa, Havens, and Harrison (1996) state, "Most students arrive at the science teacher's classroom knowing how to read, but few understand how to use reading for learning science content." In this workshop, participants will get hands-on, minds-on practice in vocabulary development, reading, and thinking strategies to help students make meaning from science. The presenter, Mary Lee Barton has worked in the areas of literacy, learning, and professional development for over 30 years. A former high school teacher and senior consultant for McREL, she brings both practical classroom experience and extensive research on reading, writing, and learning to her literacy workshops. An adjunct faculty member at California State University, Chico since 2006, Barton teaches Communication in Business. A nationally known presenter, she has trained thousands of teachers and administrators across the United States and Canada in content-area reading and writing instruction. The books she has co-authored on literacy have been best-sellers published by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. She has also authored numerous articles on curriculum and instruction, literacy, and learnin