Supporting Grade 5-8 Students in Constructing Explanations in Science The Claim, Evidence, and Reasoning Framework for Talk and Writing

ISBN-10: 0137043457

ISBN-13: 9780137043453

Edition: 2012 (Revised)

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List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/3/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 7.30" wide x 9.00" long x 0.40" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

Importance of Supporting Students in Scientific Explanation
The role of explanations in science
Scientific explanations in the classroom
Benefits of scientific explanations
Alignment with the national science standards
Student challenges with scientific explanations
Check Point
Study Group Questions
Framework for Constructing Scientific Explanations
Students' understandings of scientific explanations
Framework for constructing scientific explanations
Video Example ��� Introducing the instructional framework
Examples of scientific explanations
Increasing the complexity of the framework over time
Benefits of the framework for all learners
Check Point
Study Group Questions
Designing Learning Tasks for Your Science Curriculum
Considerations for designing learning tasks
Step 1: Identify opportunities in the curriculum
Examples of learning tasks
Step 2: Design complexity of the learning task
Step 3: Create Classroom Support
Check Point
Study Group Questions
Teaching Strategies to Integrate into Classroom Instruction
Teaching strategies
Supporting all learners
Check Point
Study Group Questions
Developing Assessment Tasks and Rubrics
Overview of the development process
Step 1: Identify and unpack the content standard
Step 2: Select scientific explanation level of complexity
Step 3: Create learning performances
Step 4: Write the assessment task
Step 5: Review the assessment task
Step 6: Develop specific rubric
Check Point
Study Group Questions
Using Rubrics and Student Data to Inform Instruction
Role of assessment in creating a supportive learning environment
Using rubrics to support student learning
Providing students with feedback
Check Point
Study Group Questions
Supporting Learning Over Time
Developing a classroom culture
A learning progression for scientific explanation
Connecting to other content areas
Check Point
Study Group Questions
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