Research and Publications

Funded in part by the National Science Foundation, Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading is a collaboration of the curriculum team at the University of California Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science and University of California Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education.

As well as developing curriculum, the Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading team conducts research related to the integration of science and literacy instruction. Articles and study results have been published in books, journals, and presented at conferences of the National Science Teachers Association, International Reading Association, National Research Council, National Association of Bilingual Educators, and other meetings.*

Jacqueline Barber is the co-principal investigator for Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading and associate director of the Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS), leading the LHS Center for Curriculum Development and Implementation and the GEMS Program.
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Dr. P. David Pearson is the co-principal investigator for Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading and former dean of the Graduate School of Education at UCB and a faculty member in the Language and Literacy Program.


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According to rigorous independent evaluations, Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading has demonstrated effectiveness in increasing student achievement in both science and literacy.
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Our team members have written extensively about our approach to integrating science and literacy, as well as the theory informing this approach.

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Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading is founded on research-based best practices that support English language learners.


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*The Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading materials are based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Nos. ESI-0242733, ESI-0628272, and ESI-0822119. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.