Surry Early College High School
Surry County Schools
Mentor: Dr.Sara Zimmerman, Appalachian State University
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Literacy Strategies for the High School Classroom
Mr. Jeff Edwards was convinced that his students would have a deeper understanding of science if they had a stronger grasp of literacy strategies that would improve their overall abilities in comprehension. Teaming with his Mentor, Dr. Zimmerman, Jeff is building an innovative toolkit of strategies to help high school science students increase literacy skills across the content areas of biology, graphic or fine arts, health sciences and information systems technology. The literacy strategies in the toolkit are designed to support students’ ability to interact with text, conduct research, write about science and present effectively.