Using Science Notebooks in Elementary Classrooms
"Elementary teachers know that learning science involves both the process of thinking and the ability to communicate those thoughts. One of the most effective ways of demonstrating this is through the use of student science notebooks. The earlier students learn to keep records, the better they will be prepared to make this a natural part of their science activities."--Publisher's website.
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What Do We Know About Writing and Science?
What Is a Science Notebook?
What Are the Essential Components of a Science Notebook?
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English Language Development and the ScienceLiteracy Connection
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Assessing Student Progress
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