Literacy is an integral part of science.

While practicing scientists actively investigate the natural world, large parts of their investigations involve reading, writing, listening, and speaking in order to obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the natural world. Scientists read about and connect their work to the work of other scientists, explain their findings, and communicate ideas to a variety of audiences.

Take a closer look at the importance of literacy-rich science instruction, and how students benefit from reading, writing, and talking like real scientists.