Date of Award

Fall 12-7-2012

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)


Education and Human Development

First Advisor

Kathy Hoppe


Today in Education, reform and change have taken a center stage above all else to ensure that students are receiving the most beneficial education possible. With these changes come new Common Core Standards focused on making students more college and career ready when they graduate high school. This project tackles that problem, and presents many literacy strategies that can be used in the science classroom to make students more college and career ready through science. The project highlights many units of science, and breaks down the units into meaningful pieces. The content standards and common core standards, objectives, essential questions, are all addressed. The project also provides research based literacy strategies that can be implemented into each unit. In addition, information about the strategy and how it related to the standards are addressed for each unit. A research based rationale is provided for all the strategies presented for each unit. This project is to be a guide to help science teachers implement the common core standards and provides a framework of literacy strategies to use in order to implement the standards into their own classroom. It can be the first step a teacher takes to start the process of reform one classroom at a time.