Using Science Notebooks in Elementary Classrooms
Classroom teachers who want to begin using or who are currently including science notebooks as part of their instruction will find that Using Science Notebooks in Elementary Classrooms is a "must-have" resource for the development of scientific inquiry, literacy, and reasoning skills. This book makes the case for using science notebooks strategicallypromoting hands-on observing, recording, and reflectingand demonstrates how best to do so.
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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?
Question Problem Purpose
Observations Data Charts Graphs Drawings and Illustrations
Reflection Next Steps New Questions
English Language Development and the ScienceLiteracy Connection
Additional Strategies for Increasing the Use of Academic Content Language in the Writing of English Language Learners
Assessing Student Progress
The Power of Feedback
Implications and Concluding Remarks
a About the Author
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