Reading Apprenticeship Academic Literacy (RAAL) Course: Student Reader Unit 3, Reading Science

By Cynthia Greenleaf, Gina Hale, Irisa Charney-Sirott, Ruth Schoenbach

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The Student Reader accompanying Unit 3: Reading Science of the Reading Apprenticeship Academic Literacy Course introduces students to a range of science texts, including textbook and other expository text, illustrations, lab directions, tables, graphs, trend data, and journalism all focused on the interrelated topics of nutrition, physiology, and health, with special attention to the obesity epidemic in the United States. Also included is the 36-page booklet A Nation at Risk: Obesity in the United States, A Statistical Sourcebook.