This session will provide methods for the integrating STEM vocabulary and technology. Emphasis will be placed on strategies to assist struggling readers in STEM Literacy schemata development. Students in middle school encounter informational text related to STEM frequently. Among those middle school students who struggle with reading, the acquisition of STEM vocabulary is often a challenge. Providing students opportunities to integrate technology and STEM vocabulary can assist students in becoming more proficient readers. As a reading specialist in my current school, I collaborate with four content area teachers (Math, Science, Social Studies, English) to integrate content vocabulary into the reading classes for grades 6, 7, and 8. This approach has helped students forge more durable connections among the content areas. Readers within our school population range from beginning readers to above grade level. Over the years, vocabulary strategies have been adapted to support the needs of our diverse student population.
Presented by Rebecca Christian
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