Rethinking Literacy: Sputnik Meets Why Johnny Can't Read (K-3)

Intended Audience

PK-5th Grade Teachers

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Weekly Event



Jacqueline Barber & Gina Cervetti show why and how integrating science and literacy instruction supports students’ understanding of both.  

Join Maine DOE Elementary Literacy Specialist Dee Saucier, Maine DOE Science and Engineering Specialist Shari Templeton and other K-3 teachers across the state to learn and work together synchronously and asynchronously. We will read recent research, view short videos and webinars, participate in group discussions and work collaboratively.  

Participants will collaborate with other grade level teachers from around the state to complete a unit to implement in the 2021-22 school year. Each participant will be provided with a set of grade level science content books, the text No More Science Kits or Texts in Isolation: Teaching Science and Literacy Together and enhanced knowledge to create additional phenomena-based literacy-rich units independently.  

Upon successful completion, participants will be awarded 35 contact hours. 



Host Name

Shari Templeton and Dee Saucier

Maine DOE Hosting Office or Team

Standards and Instructional Supports