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ERIC Number: ED262428
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Language Everywhere--Science. [Compiled from Columns in Six Issues of "Live Wire," August, October, and December 1984 and February, April, and August 1985.]
Live Wire, v1 n1, 2,3 Aug,Oct,Dec 1984 v1 n4,5 Feb,Apr 1985 v2 n1 Aug 1985
The teaching activities presented in this document focus on teaching students the language of science through reading and writing. The first activity engages students in writing everything they know about a particular science topic, devising questions for further study, reading and gathering information to answer the questions, developing specific statements about their knowledge of the topic, and sharing those statements in small groups. The second activity uses the product labels of household products to teach students new scientific words, the need for caution with such products, and the necessity of reading print in their immediate environment. The third activity involves students in writing what they learn about magnets from observations and the performance of specific tasks. The fourth activity requires students to describe what they already know about computers, develop questions to ask visiting experts, and categorize the information they learn from the answers. The fourth activity improves students' reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills as they read up on a science topic, interact with a visiting expert on the topic, and record what they learn from the expert's answers to their questions. The last activity uses a "feely" box to engage students in comparing and contrasting familiar and unfamiliar textures, and in talking and writing about textures. (HTH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.