The Writing in Science Approach in Action
"I think this writing approach has greatly improved my students’ writing. It has given me the support to provide my students with consistent, structured lessons in expository writing that both strengthen their science understandings and strengthen their expository writing skills. I have many ELL students and low-income students, many of whom perform below standards in basic skills, and the science writing approach has helped them come closer to or even surpass writing standards."
"Doing the science writing has affected my students tremendously! The vocabulary has carried over into all content areas . . . I think the biggest part that I have seen improve is the use of different sentence structures. . . . I think that all teachers need to see how science writing/expository writing makes a difference in writing in all content areas!"
"My students love science! In science they know they need to give their evidence for their thinking and now I see this in their math writing, their journal writing, and in the writing they do in response to literature."