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Writing Across the Curriculum

Video 16: Writing in Science

Notebook.

Watch the 30-minute video "Writing in Science." Apply what you have learned in "Writing Across the Curriculum" as you watch the extended video of a classroom example.

Answer the questions that follow each segment, jotting down your answers in your notebook or using them as discussion starters.

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Lindsay Dibert's Class

In Lindsay Dibert's science class, she is teaching her fifth-graders about scientific observation. Lindsay wants her students to understand that reading and writing occur in every subject area.

 
  • What are some of the ways in which Lindsay's students are writing like scientists during this lesson?
  • What are some of the things you noticed Lindsay doing to support her students' written descriptions of the bones?
  • How does this writing exercise help Lindsay's students in their exploration of science? How does it help them as writers?

Lindsay Dibert: Lesson Background (PDF)

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