Using Science Notebooks in Elementary Classrooms

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NSTA Press, 2008 - Education - 126 pages
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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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Contents

What Do We Know About Writing and Science?
1
What Is a Science Notebook?
7
What Are the Essential Components of a Science Notebook?
11
Getting Started
15
Question Problem Purpose
21
Prediction
31
Planning
37
Observations Data Charts Graphs Drawings and Illustrations
47
Reflection Next Steps New Questions
73
English Language Development and the ScienceLiteracy Connection
81
Additional Strategies for Increasing the Use of Academic Content Language in the Writing of English Language Learners
89
Assessing Student Progress
97
The Power of Feedback
107
Implications and Concluding Remarks
111
r References
113
a About the Author
116

Claims and Evidence
59
Drawing Conclusions
65

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