Writing skills are high on the list of real-world requirements for all students, including science students. Every scientific discipline needs professionals who can ably communicate in writing. Scientists must be able to describe their proposed studies for funding considerations, track their peers to replicate, and synthesize their work to the wider world community. Yet setting aside the time to develop these important skills in an already jam-packed science curriculum is often difficult. And even when teachers can carve out such moments, what do science writing lessons look like?
This valuable compendium, which collects articles originally published in the award-winning journals Science and Children and Science Scope , highlights the importance of science writing and attempts to help elementary and middle school teachers of science tackle the topic with confidence and ease. Outlining both the process and the methods for teaching science writing, articles cover lab reports, science journals, field guides, interactive science notebooks, blogs, and even creative nonfiction and environmental poetry. Practical, and time-efficient, assessment ideas are also covered.
-- Study and teaching (Elementary)
Science -- Study and teaching (Middle school)
Technical writing -- Study and teaching (Elementary)
Technical writing -- Study and teaching (Middle school)
Diaries -- Authorship -- Study and teaching (Elementary)
Diaries -- Authorship -- Study and teaching (Middle school)
Language arts -- Correlation with content subjects.
|Publisher|| Arlington, Va. :NSTA,2011
|Other Titles|| Science the write way
xi, 291 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.