This assignment is designed to integrate literacy in the content area, combining research and writing practice with interesting science topics of the students' choosing. It is also designed to act as a catalyst for discussion about why journals are different from other types of writing, though I have allowed students to use high quality scientific magazines for articles to review. I require students to use a formal writing style for this project and go in-depth about what formal writing entails.


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  • Science > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10


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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2008-10-05.

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Technical Completeness: 3
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Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

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This activity would be appropriate for students at a variety of levels in the late elementary and high school level science classroom. Students will write a two-paragraph review of a science article, including a summary and a reader response. The resource description provides a clear goal of integrating literacy into the content area. The procedure and student assignment sheet are clear and the language is student-friendly. A basic rubric is included.

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