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1 October 2016 Reading Fiction in Biology Class to Enhance Scientific Literacy
Helen C. Boswell, Tasha Seegmiller
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Students in the United States struggle with literacy skills, a problem that extends into their undergraduate education and beyond. Particularly in the sciences, reading assignments are usually singularly academic in nature and do not impart the importance of creativity and innovation. We propose a curriculum strategy and lesson plan that employs a “reading across the curriculum” approach to enhance literacy skills in biology students while simultaneously encouraging scientific discourse and creativity.

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Helen C. Boswell and Tasha Seegmiller "Reading Fiction in Biology Class to Enhance Scientific Literacy," The American Biology Teacher 78(8), 644-650, (1 October 2016). https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.8.644
Published: 1 October 2016
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