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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 ...

Writing Like a Scientist
Writing Like a Scientist

Mike Scott is a bench scientist in Los Angeles. He spends a significant part of his day setting up and executing laboratory investigations for a Southern California biotechnology company. When Mike applied for this position, his employer, in addition to reviewing Mike’s résumé and references, asked for a writing sample. Mike’s employer did not ask for an essay or a literary paragraph but instead he asked Mike to read an article about water consumption in the United States and create a summary and a graphic that displayed consumption differences in the United States. He was interested is seeing an example of ...

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