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Active Reading in middle school science

In middle school, students should build on what they have learned in the elementary grades by using a variety of strategies to make sense of increasingly complex science texts—ideally through an approach called Active Reading.


Active Reading is a student-centered process of thoughtful, reflective reading where students work to unpack meaning as they read. As they read, students deepen their understanding by leveraging their background knowledge and working to uncover places where they do not understand the text; in addition, they are encouraged to ask and answer their own questions through careful rereading, discussion with peers, and making connections to what they are investigating.


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