Welcome, Science Teachers!

This website is all about improving your students’ learning of science content by improving their ability to interpret science texts. This resource focuses on two main questions:

  • What’s the pedagogical basis for emphasizing literacy development in science education?
  • What specific tips and tools can you put into play on Monday morning to help enhance your students’ disciplinary literacy?

Brought to you by Reading to Learn in Science, a collaboration of the SERP Institute and faculty from Stanford University.

The emphasis of the RTLS project is on disciplinary literacy at the 4th to 8th grade level.

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The Reading to Learn in Science Team



Development of Reading to Learn in Science was led by Jonathan Osborne (Stanford University) through a SERP collaboration. Support for Reading to Learn in Science was provided by the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education through grant number R305F100026. The information provided does not represent views of the funders.

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