How to ‘Weave Writing Throughout Science Lessons’ is the headline of one of my Education Week Teacher columns.
As I mentioned yesterday, in addition to teaching high school during the day, I also teach an ESL Methods class to teacher credential candidates at California State University, Sacramento.
Next semester, I have also insanely agreed to teach a content literacy class to credential candidates at the University of California, Davis.
I’ve got a good handle on writing in Social Studies (though will be posting a separate list for that subject) and English classes and, in preparation for the course, am reading up on writing in math and science classes. Yesterday, I published The Best Resources For Writing In Math Class.
You might also be interested in My Best Posts On Writing Instruction.
Here’s the beginning of a list on writing in science (I’ve also included some reading resources). Feel free to share your own suggestions:
Common Core: Teach Literacy in Every Subject is from Ed Week.
Engaging Students Through Writing: The Case of a Science Class is from The College of Staten Island (where I grew up!).
Creative Writing in Science Class is from Education Week.
Science Writing: A Tool for Learning Science and Developing Language is from The Exploratorium.
Descriptive Writing: Just Right for Science Class is from Middleweb.
Writing In Science is a video from Annenberg.
Lots of free downloadables at Writing in Science in Action.
Reading Techniques Help Students Master Science is from Scientific American.
Composing Science has great materials on writing in science class.
Thinkport has some nice Middle School Literacy Lessons in Science.
Supporting Literacy in the Science Classroom appeared in Edutopia.
Writing in Science: Guest post by Hochman and Wexler is from Bunsen Blue.
Using Rubrics to Teach Science Writing is by Michelle Newstadt & Amanda Godley.