Project-Based Writing in Science

Project-Based Writing in Science

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Turn your students into scientists who use their knowledge and creativity to solve real-world problems. Each lesson features a step-by-step guide; a summary of recent research; and handouts that are classroom-ready. Learn about the three levels of writing, from a Level 1 quickwrite to a formal, multi-part, Level 3 research paper. Each writing assignmenta€”narrative, persuasive, and informativea€”includes a detailed rubric that makes grading easy. Students collaborate to contain an outbreak of avian flu, lead a group of people trying to survive under harsh conditions, battle drought in a densely-populated city in the American southwest, research the behavior of animals in the local region, and calculate their own speed, velocity, and momentum. Engaging and demanding, Project-Based Writing in Science helps students to understand and improve the world.Common Core State Standards emphasize unequivocally that persuasive and informative writing should take ... describe writing in all three forms, but, consistent with NAEP, the overwhelming focus of writing throughout high school should be on ... assesses writing, 80% of students will receive prompts that ask them to write an informative or persuasive essay, ... The inference is that the increase in persuasive and informative writing prompts should be reflected in a schoola#39;s curriculum.

Title:Project-Based Writing in Science
Author: Lawrence Baines
Publisher:Springer - 2014-09-23

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