Reading and Writing in and About Science — Engaging and Encouraging Every Student with Notebooking

How can we use notebooking as a tool for increasing student success in science? Language is a critical part of the learning equation, and the use of a variety of communication strategies is essential for students in developing their academic language. This webinar replay will offer specific strategies (with appropriate rationales!) for teachers, as they support ALL students in the learning of science and language. 

Dr. Malcolm Butler

Associate Director, School of Teacher Education
University of Central Florida

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How can we use notebooking as a tool for increasing student success in science? Language is a critical part of the learning equation, and the use of a variety of communication strategies is essential for students in developing their academic language. This webinar replay will offer specific strategies (with appropriate rationales!) for teachers, as they support ALL students in the learning of science and language. 

In this webinar replay, you will learn:

  • The importance of academic language development in science
  • Strategies for supporting learners in science as they develop their language skills
  • The nuanced difference between 'writing' and 'documenting' experiences and thoughts in science notebooks
  • Ways to support colleagues in the use of science notebooks, and garner support of administrators in the use of science notebooks
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