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ERIC Number: EJ817849
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
Science and Literacy: Making Connections through Writing
Harris, Robin; Cote, Dara Dorsey
Science Scope, v32 n3 p45-48 Nov 2008
In order to help students to make connections in science and literacy through writing, the authors present them with an open-ended question (OEQ), which is a divergent assessment in the form of a writing prompt (a situation), and directions for writing at the beginning of each major unit. Students complete this assessment by the end of the unit. Through the OEQ reports, students build competence in literacy skills in two curricular areas, science and language arts (Harris-Freedman 1994). (Contains 2 figures and 4 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A