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ERIC Number: EJ977249
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
Jump-Start Your Middle School Students' Background Knowledge and Vocabulary Skills
Ward, Elizabeth; Williams-Rossi, Dara
Science Scope, v35 n5 p32-37 Jan 2012
One of the most challenging tasks in increasingly diverse classrooms is helping students develop the "knowledge and language of science to communicate scientific explanations and ideas" (NRC 1996, p. 144). In this article, the authors share one of their favorite methods for incorporating and reinforcing science vocabulary instruction in the classroom. Jump pages (Corder and Gore 2010) are a way to use available technology to maximize the science content knowledge of all learners. Jump pages can be used in the single-computer classroom (with or without internet access), the computer lab, and students' homes. The authors' experience in a variety of K-12 classrooms suggests that jump pages are an effective means for reinforcing and deepening students' understanding of science vocabulary and content knowledge. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas