Academic journal article Science Scope

Free Book Chapters from NSTA on Communication Skills

Academic journal article Science Scope

Free Book Chapters from NSTA on Communication Skills

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"The First Week" is a chapter from How to ... Write to Learn Science by Bob Tierney and John Dorroh, which is available at www.nsta.org/store/product_detail.aspx?id=10.2505/9780873552462.4. A key challenge during the first week of class is to make students feel comfortable with science, which many students view as difficult to understand and unimportant to their daily lives. The variety of inquirybased writing assignments and activities described in this section will help students build confidence in their abilities and convince them of the relevance of science.

"Teaching English Through Science and Science Through English" is a chapter from Science for English Language Learners, edited by Ann K. Fathman and David T. Crowther, which is available at www.nsta.org/store/product_detail.aspx?id=10.2505/9780873552530.1. What better way to learn English than through the study of science, and what better way to learn about science than experiencing it through language and literacy in and out of the classroom? Science and language link us to knowledge of the world and beyond, to understanding people, phenomena, and processes. …

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