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Science, Language, and Literacy

In the 23 April 2010 issue, Science explores various aspects of literacy in science. Review and Perspective articles the importance of reading, writing, and arguing skills for both learning and teaching science, and strategies for improving student achievement. In its 20 and 27 April issues, Science Signaling presents a set of Teaching Resources as well as student-authored Journal Clubs that cover topics ranging from signaling in cells of the immune system to signaling in plants. Science Careers discusses the value of teaching science to nonscience majors and a podcast segment addresses the effects of teacher quality on early reading.

In Science


Learning to Read, Reading to Learn >>


Science Education and Literacy: Imperatives for the Developed and Developing World >>
P. Webb
Academic Language and the Challenge of Reading for Learning About Science >>
C. E. Snow


Using Texts in Science Education: Cognitive Processes and Knowledge Representation >>
P. van den Broek
Supporting Students in Developing Literacy in Science >>
J. S. Krajcik and L. M. Sutherland
Literacy and Science: Each in the Service of the Other >>
P. D. Pearson et al.
Arguing to Learn in Science: The Role of Collaborative, Critical Discourse >>
J. Osborne


Also of Interest in This Issue:

Editorial: Prioritizing Science Education
Bruce Alberts

Education Forum:Assessing Literacy Across a Changing World
A. Schleicher

Report:Teacher Quality Moderates the Genetic Effects on Early Reading
J. Taylor et al.
» plus podcast interview with author Jeanette Taylor

In Science Signaling

20 April 2010 (Issue 118)

Journal Clubs
Competitive Outgrowth of Neural Processes Arising from Long-Distance cAMP Signaling >>
B. Ian Hutchins
Differences in neurite cyclic nucleotide concentrations regulate their differential outgrowth.
TRIM Proteins: Another Class of Viral Victims  >>
Muhammad Munir
Influenza A virus suppresses the host interferon response by interfering with the RIG-I and TRIM25 antiviral molecules.
T Cells with Commitment Issues  >>
Raphael Schneider
Some subsets of differentiated T cells retain phenotypic plasticity.

27 April 2010 (Issue 119)

Editorial Guide
Focus Issue: Teaching Tools and Learning Opportunities >>
Nancy R. Gough
Science Signaling provides authoring experience for students and resources for educators.
Journal Clubs
Costimulatory Role of CXCR4 with Pre-TCR and Its crosstalk with PI3K in β-Selection of Thymocytes >>
J. Ashik Ahamed and P. Madhivadhani
Chemokine and pre-TCR signaling cooperate in β-selection of thymocytes and promote their subsequent proliferation.
New Regulator for Energy Signaling Pathway in Plants Highlights Conservation Among Species >>
Anne K. Meyer, C. Friedrich H. Longin, Christian Klose, Andreas Hermann
The kinase CIPK links plant pathways involved in oxygen-sensing and carbohydrate metabolism.
Teaching Resources
The Ras-MAPK Signal Transduction Pathway  >>
Jack D. Thatcher
Animated lessons illustrate a canonical signaling pathway activated by various hormones and growth factors.
The cAMP Signal Transduction Pathway  >>
Jack D. Thatcher
Animated lessons illustrate cAMP signaling initiated by activation of G protein�coupled receptors.
The Inositol Trisphosphate (IP3) Signal Transduction Pathway  >>
Jack D. Thatcher
Animated lessons illustrate a signaling module that operates downstream of various hormones and growth factors.
The TGF-β Signal Transduction Pathway  >>
Jack D. Thatcher
Animated lessons depict canonical TGF-β pathways.

In Science Careers

Teaching Science to Non-Science Majors >>
Elisabeth Pain
Faculty who teach science to non-majors promote science literacy overall.