This article delves deeply into the hows and whys of science literacy. The authors provide you with the research that shows literacy in science does improve learning, and they give you some advice as to how to make that happen.
Oregon has produced this document to help teachers understand and implement literacy standards in their classes. There are sample texts you can use with your classes as well as background information on teaching literacy in science.
If you want your students to be literate in science, they have to understand the vocabulary. Here are a variety of activities you can use with your students to help them understand the meaning of the words and use them in an appropriate manner.
Science teachers don't usually have the background to teach reading comprehension strategies. Here are some that you can use in your classes that will help you teach your students how to understand the texts.