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ERIC Number: EJ906188
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-1094-3277
Integrating Writing Frames into Inquiry-Based Instruction
Subramaniam, Karthigeyan
Science Educator, v19 n2 p31-34 Fall 2010
This paper presents a discussion of writing frames as a method of fostering scientific writing skills in the inquiry-based science classroom. Writing frames are described as templates that contain leads, cues, clues, and insights that collectively work together and provide a skeleton outline to scaffold writing tasks. The uses and benefits of writing frames for science instruction are discussed in light of the genres and dimensions of scientific writing, the American Association for the Advancement of Science goals, and the National Science Education Standards. A writing frame for an open inquiry activity is provided as a sample. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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