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Reading, Writing, and Inquiry in the Science Classroom, Grades 6-12 Strategies to Improve Content Learning

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ISBN-10: 1412960711

ISBN-13: 9781412960717

Edition: 2009

Authors: Kathleen Chamberlain, Christine Corby Crane, Christine Corby Crane

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Reading, Writing, and Inquiry in the Science Classroom, Grades 6-12 provides background information about reading and writing pedagogy, science standards, adolescent and young adult literature, and lesson designs.Readers will findtheory with practical applications and sample lesson plans as models to adapt for their own individual classroom needs. Written by a professor of science methods and an educational consultant who specializes in secondary methods and literacy, this book presents: Graphic organizers, diagrams, and templates that help teachers promote literacy within any secondary science curriculum Discussions on using technology in the classroom Methods for meeting the needs of all…    
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List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 9/26/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 136
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Kathleen Chamberlain recently retired from Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, where she was an assistant professor of education and taught courses in curriculum and instruction, educational foundations, and literacy for secondary certification. While at Lycoming College, she also served as assistant dean for teaching effectiveness. She is a former teacher and administrator in K-12 schools. Chamberlain is the author of  Middle Schools for a Diverse Society and journal articles about middle schools and science education and has conducted numerous workshops about teaching strategies, literacy, and student assessment. Currently, she is conducting research in a consortium of school…    

Christine Corby Crane recently retired after a 26-year teaching career from the Athens Area School District in Athens, Pennsylvania, where she was the K-12 Science Department chair for nine years. She was instrumental in the district obtaining PA Environment and Ecology Exemplary Status for the 2007 school year after obtaining three grants to develop and implement a curriculum involving the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. In addition to teaching in Athens, she was an associate professor for Mansfield University, teaching science and technology methods courses. She has also taught K-12 science education courses for Penn State University. Crane has been a consultant for several federal, state, and…    

Christine Corby Crane recently retired after a 26-year teaching career from the Athens Area School District in Athens, Pennsylvania, where she was the K-12 Science Department chair for nine years. She was instrumental in the district obtaining PA Environment and Ecology Exemplary Status for the 2007 school year after obtaining three grants to develop and implement a curriculum involving the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. In addition to teaching in Athens, she was an associate professor for Mansfield University, teaching science and technology methods courses. She has also taught K-12 science education courses for Penn State University. Crane has been a consultant for several federal, state, and…    

List of Figures
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Constructing a Scientifically Literate Society
What Is Science?
What Is Scientific Literacy?
How Do We Reach Scientific Literacy?
Classroom Strategies
Questioning
Inquiry Teaching Models
5E Lesson Design
Generative Learning Model
Assessing Inquiry
Standards
Summary
Textbooks in the Science Classroom
Quality and Appropriateness of Textbooks
Readability of Texts
Students' Reading Abilities
Matching Texts and Students
Other Considerations for Textbook Evaluations
Strategies for Using Textbook Materials
Pre-Reading Activities
Vocabulary Development
Setting a Purpose for Reading
During Reading
Post-Reading Activities
Summary
Beyond the Textbook
Literature for Adolescents
Genres of Trade Books
Children's Books
Comic Books and Graphic Novels
Poetry
Nursery Rhymes and Children's Songs
Newspapers and Popular Magazines
Book Talks
Literature Circles
Summary
Books for Science
Selected Trade Books Mentioned in This Chapter
Web Sites Referenced
Writing in Science
Why Writing?
Types of Writing
Informal Writing Tasks
Formal Writing Tasks
Formal Scientific Writing
Formal Creative Writing Tasks
Assessing Students' Work
Creating the Environment
Summary
Using Technology to Enhance Reading, Writing, and Inquiry
Why Use Technology?
Getting Started
Hypermedia
Geocaching
Using the Internet
Webquests
Streaming Video
The Globe Program
Project Feeder Watch
Course Management Systems
Other Equipment
Digital Cameras
Handheld Computers
Data Analysis Programs
Databases
Spreadsheets
Technology and Writing
Inspiration
Claymation
Visual Communicator
Evaluating Software Programs
Challenges
Summary
Sources for Computer Programs Referenced in This Chapter
Web Sites Referenced in This Chapter
Additional Web Sites of Interest
References
Index