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ERIC Number: ED448462
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Student Journal Writing in Science.
Ediger, Marlow
Journal writing in science can be productive and stress basic skills. Students need to be highly motivated to engage in journal writing, and since the world of science fascinates most learners, chances for motivation are good. The subject matter to be written about needs to relate directly to the ongoing unit of study. Dramatizations, both formal and creative, can have students writing play parts from printed script such as the basal text. The author/educator supervised student teachers in the public schools for 30 years and enjoyed a fine dramatization by four sixth grade students involved in studying a unit on "Famous Scientists in the World." A cooperating teacher and student teacher supervised by the educator/author assisted a committee of four who made a model farm scene showing different methods of soil conservation. A basal for science can provide many ideas for journal writing, as can library books selected to relate directly to the science unit being taught. Improved understanding of science as well as better writing skills should be an end result of journal writing. (NKA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A