Early Science and Literacy Instruction

A panel of Michigan and nationally recognized experts in science and literacy joined to create the following statements of belief, consistent with research, about instruction in literacy and science in grades K-3.

  1. The new science standards are an opportunity.
  2. Science instruction needs to happen nearly every day.
  3. Literacy instruction should happen throughout the day.
  4. Involvement in investigation of natural phenomena and complex problems is important for ALL students.
  5. Science learning is essential.
  6. Science education supports literacy development.
  7. Intensive professional learning for teachers in science and literacy.

Read the document: Supporting Early Literacy Development and Science Instruction

Supporting Resources

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