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ReadWriteThink.org Lesson Plan

  • “Using Science Texts to Teach the Organizational Features of Nonfiction” by Emily Manning

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  • Engaging the Eye Generation: Visual Literacy Strategies for the K–5 Classroom by Johanna Riddle

Journal Article

  • What Do You See? Purposeful Questioning Encourages Visual Literacy During a Lesson on Cells” by Julianne Maner Coleman, M. Jenice “Dee” Goldston, Science and Children, September 2011

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