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ERIC Number: ED498477
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov-8
Pages: 128
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-0-3250-1100-1ISBN-978-0-3250-1100-4
Tools and Traits for Highly Effective Science Teaching, K-8
Vasquez, Jo Anne
Even if the reader has little formal training or background knowledge in science, "Tools & Traits for Highly Effective Science Teaching, K-8" pulls together cognitive and educational research to present an indispensable framework for science in the elementary and middle grades. Readers will discover teaching that increases students' engagement and makes them enthusiastic participants in their own science learning. "Tools & Traits for Highly Effective Science Teaching, K-8" answers vital and frequently asked questions: (1) How do you structure inquiry-oriented lessons?; (2) What assessment probes and seamless formative assessments work best? (3) What is integration and what is it not?; (4) How can literacy be powerfully linked to science learning? (5) How do you manage activity-based learning? and (6) How do you provide science for students with various abilities, language proficiencies, and special needs? Its practical, proven, and research-based advice helps teachers understand what strong science teaching looks like and gives you the repertoire of skills they need to implement it in their classrooms. After a foreword by Page Keeley, this book is organized into seven chapters: (1) What Effective Teachers of Science Know and Are Able to Do. What Does the Research Say?; (2) What is This Thing Called Inquiry Science?; (3) Linking Literacy Development and Science; (4) Probing Children's Thinking; (5) Designing and Delivering Effective Science Instruction; (6) Supporting All Learners; and (7) Administrative Support for Effective Elementary Science.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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