ERIC Number: ED414196
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Writing To Learn in Science: A Curriculum Guide.
Chatel, Regina G.
This curriculum guide supports and gives structure to engaging students in writing-to-learn activities in science classes by delineating writing outcomes and assessment. The guide is structured according to the beliefs that students need models, revision is the key to successful writing, writing is a tool for demonstrating learning, and writing is a tool for learning. Among the topics discussed are the reading and writing connection, a writing framework, portfolio development guidelines, a sample portfolio evaluation, rubric assessment strategies, purposes and forms of discourse in science, and instructional strategies. Instructional strategies include lab write-up procedures, expository essay, three-paragraph expository essay, book report format, summarization formats, dialogue journals, pop-up book, riddles, descriptive writing, and business letters. (DDR)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A