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  • In this recorded professional learning session, Lyn Rogers and Angela Schipper explore the connections between science and literacy learning and how they can be integrated.

    A great informative webinar.


    In the webinar Lyn and Angela:

    • discuss how learning literacy through science learning differs from developing scientific literacy
    • explore the connections between science and literacy learning and how the two can be complementary
    • identify a range of strategies designed to deliberately incorporate literacy learning opportunities into science contexts.

    Some thought-provoking ideas.


    See links above to view the video of this professional development session and the PowerPoint presentation. You may find it easier to download these.

    Nature of science

    The idea of developing scientific literacy is explored in this session – notably its connection to the nature of science where, by fostering literacy skills, teachers can support their students to develop the ability to communicate their science understandings and apply these to the wider world.

    These ideas are explored in more detail in these PLD sessions:

    Activity ideas

    A range of resources on the Science Learning Hub have been designed to support teachers fostering literacy skills in science contexts. These include a variety of articles, teacher PLD and activities. Some examples are Observation in science – three-level reading guide, Bird conservation and literacy, Antarctica – literacy learning links and Seeds, stems and spores - introduction.

    Looking for an engaging science book to add to your next teaching plan/topic? We have created a curation of ones we like in our Pinterest board here.

    Connected articles

    Check out our entire range of Connected articles here. We’ve curated them by topic and concepts.

    Science and literacy discussion forum

    There is an ongoing discussion channel on Slack you may wish to join to discuss integrating science and literacy with other New Zealand educators. This link may expire: if it does, contact us via our enquiries email,, and we will send you a new link.

    Useful links

    Science Online and Literacy Online provide more information both about the nature of science and how to foster students’ literacy skills.

      Published 13 September 2017 Referencing Hub articles
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