ERIC Number: ED455119
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
The Write Connection: Implication of Research on the Design of Writing Activities for Teaching Elementary Science.
Seabury, Debra L.
This inquiry examines the relationship between the science and writing processes and the implications of that relationship for classroom instruction in the upper elementary grades. Drawing on historical research from constructivism and experiential learning theory, as well as current thought on knowledge and learning process, this study builds a rationale for integrating writing and science. A model of the science writing interaction shows parallels and intersections of the two processes and illustrates the transformational interdependence of knowledge and discourse in constructing meaning and deepening understanding. Benchmarks in science literacy form the basis for three practical applications of the science writing connection for the upper elementary classroom: a research template, a newspaper report, and a persuasive poster. (Contains 47 references.) (Author/ASK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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