Multigenre Lab Reports: Connecting Literacy and Scienceby: Leonora Rochwerger, Shelley Stagg Peterson, and Theresa Calovini

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The development of communication skills is a key component in any science program but most students don't see the connection between science and writing. Connect literacy and science by using this hands-on activity that is a fun alternative to traditional lab report writing because students can use whatever genre they think will best communicate what they learned in a science unit, such as comic strips or stories.

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  • on Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:42 PM

This chapter presents alternatives to traditional science lab reports and a useful rubric that could be used to assess those reports. While the authors admit that not all students provided the science information that was required, they also presented strategies that could be attempted to overcome these problems. This type of assessment not only provides students with creative outlets but also addresses a variety of learning styles and learning abilities.

Tina Harris  (Fairmount, IN)
Tina Harris (Fairmount, IN)


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