Science provide so much opportunities for teachers to help students to work on their literacy skills - reading, writing, and speaking.
To help my students engage with reading assignments, and help them research deeper into understanding the science concept, I put together a journal, which I called the 'Science Research Journal,' which takes students through the process of reading the first article to helping them write their paper.
In this package the 12 page journal (sort of like a graphic organizer) and instructions for teacher is included.
The journal is sold as a word.doc so the teacher can share this with the students electronically (save on photocopying).
The instruction guide for the teacher, a possible suggestion for using this journal with the students.