Science the "Write" Wayby: Terrell A. Young and Valerie L. Akerson

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Learning to write well is a long process that comes through teacher modeling, instruction, practice, and feedback. Luckily, the writing process can be used to improve science learning too. This article describes how nonfiction writing activities help primary students learn science. Suggestions of writing activities and examples of primary student nonfiction writings are included.

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  • on Sat Jul 30, 2011 11:15 AM

Learn to use observation versus inference charts, student journals, emails to scientists, and student-authored books to bolster both writing skills and science understanding. These techniques can also be utilized as assessments. Management tips accompany the strategies described.

Patricia McGinnis  (Pottstown, PA)
Patricia McGinnis (Pottstown, PA)

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