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ERIC Number: EJ817860
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
The P.O.E.T.R.Y. of Science
Mesa, Jennifer C.; Klosterman, Michelle L.; Cronin-Jones, Linda L.
Science and Children, v46 n3 p36-41 Nov 2008
Writing about inquiry-based science experiences can provide students with opportunities to communicate their questions, observations, and reflections while expanding our instructional and assessment options as teachers. But how can teachers encourage and assess student writing in science? In this article, the authors describe P.O.E.T.R.Y., an authentic assessment tool that can be used to analyze elementary student science journal entries and track the development of both language arts and science skills and concepts. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A