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Engage your students in scientific thinking across disciplines! Did you know that scientists spend more than half of their time reading and writing? Students who are science literate can analyze, present, and defend data – both orally and in writing. The updated edition of this bestseller offers strategies to link the new science standards with literacy expectations and specific ideas you can put to work right away. Features include: • A discussion of how to use science to develop essential 21st century skills • Instructional routines that help students become better writers • Useful strategies for using complex scientific texts in the classroom • Tools to monitor student progress through formative assessment When students are curious, they thrive. Give your students the strong base they ...

Knowing and Using Scientific Language to Communicate Like a Scientist
Knowing and Using Scientific Language to Communicate Like a Scientist

Students of all ages love discussing scientific ideas. Listening in on their conversations you might hear lively talk about cars, makeup, clothing, and basketball or other sports. Most young people, at first thought, would refute the idea that any of these popular topics of teen and preteen conversation would have anything to do with science. Consider, however, that cars are the product of astute applications of science and engineering—an intersection of art and design with physics applications, all working together to make a beautiful body of metal that can ...

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