Questions, Claims, and Evidence The Important Place of Argument in Children's Science Writing

ISBN-10: 0325017271
ISBN-13: 9780325017273
Edition: 2008
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Book details

List price: $31.88
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 3/31/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.42" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

s I am so pleased that this book is going to be out in the professional conversation, especially in a time when science teaching and the understandings about our world that come about because of it get pushed aside. - Katie Wood Ray Author of About the Authors s Questions, Claims, and Evidence presents a new approach to science teaching that engages students fully by linking literacy and inquiry. With it you'll replace the lab reports of traditional science teaching with the writing of scientists searching for answers. And in the process, you and your students may well discover that you enjoy and learn from science time more than ever. s Step by step Questions, Claims, and Evidence immerses students in scientific inquiry and writing. It transforms experiments from following directions and making notes into chances to pose and answer questions that interest students. Its approach helps you: increase students' interest in science by showing students how to ask good questions and design their own experiments to answer them improve their analysis skills by giving them tools to make and support scientific claims boost their science writing by offering meaningful opportunities to argue for, reflect on, and summarize their findings. But Questions, Claims, and Evidence doesn't only support student learning. It improves your science teaching by: broadening your professional knowledge with the latest research and theory providing self-evaluation tools for monitoring your performance answering frequently asked questions about the Questions, Claims, and Evidence approach. Try something new that will motivate your students and improve their writing abilities. Read Questions, Claims, and Evidence, and don't be surprised if your students agree with this fifth grader's sentiment: ldquo;I love the way that we do science now because I learn more and I get to do more. I actually feel like I am smart.rdquo;

Brian Hand is the coauthor of the Heinemann titles Negotiating Science and Questions, Claims, and Evidence. He is a science educator at the University of Iowa who is involved in research on student learning and how we use language in science classrooms to help the learning process. Brian was a school teacher for eleven years before moving into the university system, where he has published in a wide range of journals.

Lynn Hockenberry is the coauthor of the Heinemann title Questions, Claims, and Evidence (2008). A twenty-four teaching veteran, she implemented the Science Writing Heuristic approach in Questions, Claims, and Evidence and knows the power that linking science with literacy has to engage students. Now a reading consultant with Loess Hills AEA 13, she provides literacy professional development to K - 12 teachers.

Lori Norton-Meier is the coauthor of the Heinemann titles Negotiating Science and Questions, Claims, and Evidence. She has been intrigued by children's stories since her time as a kindergarten teacher. She is currently an assistant professor at Iowa State University in Literacy Education. Her areas of interest include early childhood literacy, science literacy, family literacy, and media literacy.

Kim Wise is the coauthor of the Heinemann title Questions, Claims, and Evidence (2008). A former elementary and middle school teacher, she has been involved in science education for fifteen years. Currently a science consultant for Loess Hills AEA 13 in Southwest Iowa, Kim provides professional development in the areas of science curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

Questions, Claims, and Evidence: Examining Our Approach to Science Teaching and Learning
Building Our Knowledge Base for Questions, Claims, and Evidence
Learning Is About Understanding (Theory and Practice)
Teaching So Children Can Learn
Writing as an Essential Element of Science Inquiry
Creating a Space in the Classroom for Questions, Claims, and Evidence
What Makes a Question Good?
Good Questions Lead to Evidence
What Evidence Leads to Claims?
Claims to Reflection and the Summary-Writing Experience
Getting Started and Examining Our Own Teaching and Learning with Questions, Claims, and Evidence
Implementing Your First Unit and Measuring Your Progress
Frequently Asked Questions and Benefits of this Approach
Afterword: One Final Claim
Have a Go Appendix Overview
References
Index

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