Killing Two Birds With One Stone

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Integrating science and English/language arts instruction with interactive science notebooks.

Grades
  • Elementary
Publication Date
9/1/2018

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  • on Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:32 PM

If you are "biting at the bit" because your principal doesn't see any value in teaching science, this article will help him/her see how you can "kill two birds with one stone". Students conceptualize everyday phenomena and make their thinking visible while practicing English and language arts strategies. The author relies heavily on interactive notebooks where students practice their reading and writing as they engage in critical thinking skills, apply their learning to new situations, and connect prior knowledge to new phenomenal occurrences. The article is an outstanding example of how to document student thinking and understanding, too. When interactive notebooks are used throughout the school year, you have student-generated data at your fingertips to show students' continuing growth in reading, writing, and reasoning skills. What more could a principal ask for?

Carolyn Mohr  (Glencoe, IL)
Carolyn Mohr (Glencoe, IL)


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