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Scientific Argumentation. SCIENTIFIC ARGUMENTATION The Science Teacher, Summer 2013 vol. 80 no. 5 Excerpts of Six Articles ENSI Lessons for Argumentation Click Here for PDF Copy of This Page What is Scientific Argumentation?

Scientific Argumentation

During the processes of scientific inquiry, scientists will make claims, based on observable evidence, and will clarify with justification of the evidence as relevant to the claims. Other scientists often make rebuttal claims, pointing to other evidence that counters the evidence for the previous claim. The key points are that any scientific claims coming from an investigation must be based on observable (empirical) evidence, and that evidence must be justified as connected with the claims.

The NGSS includes many references to scientific argumentation. Photograph a Day. Denver Public Schools Language, Literacy, and Cultural Studies. Inspired Picture Writing. Free Graphic Organizers for Teaching Writing. Introduction As you know, free graphic organizers are readily available on the Internet.

Free Graphic Organizers for Teaching Writing

However, access to quality organizers often requires either a monthly or an annual fee. Here you will find, what I think, are quality organizers WITHOUT monthly or annual fees. I dug into my own archives that I've accumulated over my 33 year career in search of organizers that focus on writing. With that in mind, I searched thoroughly for graphic organizer ideas wherever I could find them. The result is what you will see on this page--a collection of 50 graphic organizers designed specifically for teaching writing. And, if you like these, I’ve got a strong feeling that you’ll also like 50 More WRITERizers—the newer sibling of this collection. Quick Links for THIS Page You may use the following quick links to go directly to what interests you on this page.

Ultimate Guide to Creative Writing Resources for Students. Creative writing: that's my thing.

Ultimate Guide to Creative Writing Resources for Students

I love to teach it, I love to do it, I love to read about it. Creative writing often gets shoved aside, playing second fiddle to report and essay writing. I hear parents lament often that "My kid hates to write! " But the vast majority of kids do, in fact, like to write. They just may not know it because they have only known the world of report writing. In teaching creative writing classes at our homeschooling co-op and, of course, with my own three kids, I have pinned and bookmarked dozens of resources for teaching creative writing at home or in a classroom. For more posts in the Ultimate Guides series, be sure to visit iHomeschool Network! Inspiration Teaching Creative Writing: This is one of my most popular posts ever. Teaching Children to Write Poetry: Aadel of Natural Family Today embraces one of my mantras: "To write poetry, you must learn to observe and love the elements of language. " How Blogging Can Improve Student Writing.

Published Online: November 28, 2012 By Ben Curran Command of the written word is a vital 21st-century skill, even if we are using keys, buttons, and tablets instead of pens and pencils.

How Blogging Can Improve Student Writing

In fact, in our digital world, communication is now more instantaneous than ever. How do we prepare our students to meet the challenge? Blogging can offer opportunities for students to develop their communications skills through meaningful writing experiences. The Process So how can you get started with student blogging? 1. My students have blogged about many topics, ranging from the political uprising in Syria to the Trayvon Martin case. Choose any focus that supports your students' learning—but make it specific and stick with it. 2. Connecting teachers for positive change. Daily Writing Prompts. As always, The Teacher's Corner is looking for ways to make your life easier.

Daily Writing Prompts

We hope that our newest addition, “Daily Writing Prompts,” does just that. On as many days as possible, we have selected an event from our monthly event calendars to be the focus of the writing prompt. These writing prompts can be used in a number of ways: Daily warm-up activity Practice in prompt writing for state assessments Daily/weekly writing prompt “Anytime” activity Student work center “When You’re Done” activity Substitute teacher activity One added advantage to TTC’s “Daily Writing Prompt” is that they can easily be displayed through an LCD projector in your classroom. You will find that our prompts are written for different grade levels. One of the Writer's Digest "101 Best Websites for Writers" (2008 & 2011) January Writing Prompts - Writing Prompts include: author J.R.R.

I Keep a Writer's Notebook alongside my Students. Do you? To my dear students and their wonderful parents, All students will maintain a writer's notebook for my class. Every day, we will write in it. Whether it's a composition book, a spiral notebook, or something leather-bound and fancier, when students enter my class, the first tool that finds their desktops is their writer's notebooks. I have baskets where students can safely store them after class, or they can choose to keep them with them, which many of my students do. The worst thing that can happen in my classroom is to lose one's writer's notebook, because that's where all of our thinking and pre-writing is stored, and to lose those thoughts and ideas will mean that student cannot truly participate when we work on our writing during our class workshops on writing.

Right from the start each school year, we will establish an important routine in my Language Arts class. What they write about during those ten minutes of SWT is completely up to my students. At left is a "Mr.

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