How to Write to Learn Science

How to Write to Learn Science

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Make science an exhilarating process of discovery! Through a wealth of creative write-to-learn strategies, this book offers inspiring techniques to coax out the reluctant scientits in your classroom. Newly updated and expanded, this NSTA best-seller is a storehouse of practical ideas and examples for use with students at all ability levels. It provides classroom-tested writing activities that you can: introduce during the first week of class to build poisitive attitudes among students toward the subject of science, and toward you; use at different stages in a learning unit and for quick review; and adapt to help students write for different audiences, write to better understand the textbook, and write lab reports, research papers, and essay tests. Added to this edition is a special section, qHow Science Portfolio Assessment Can Improve Student Writing, q that describes ways portfolios help students focus on their work throughout the year, document science concepts they've mastered, or not, and serve as powerful assessment tools. There are many books about writing to learn, most authored by education or English professors who focus on theories of writing. This book is different, it's full of classroom-tested, pragmatic approaches from high school science teachers who used the ideas to make teaching and learning more creative endeavors. Ther authors put their own good advice to work, writing in an appealing, personal style to convey teaching concepts and learning goals. As Bob Teierney says, expressive writing is qa vehicle for the exhilaration of discovery.qAfter making a seating chart I ask my students to think about their names for two minutes. During this time they can ... Day 3: Student Autobiographies Students write short autobiographies of themselves as scientists. The teacher writes his or anbsp;...

Title:How to Write to Learn Science
Author: Bob Tierney, John Dorroh
Publisher:NSTA Press - 2004-01-01

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