Massachusetts Association 
of Science Teachers

Green Athenaeum Science Writing for Content and Comprehension

Saturday, February 27, 2016 4:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

A two-day workshop for middle school and high school STEM and English teachers on science reading and writing
Tuesday, August 2 and Wednesday, August 3, 2016 10 am-4 pm
Broad Meadow Brook Sanctuary, Worcester, MA
Registration: $269
Standards-based science education includes research and writing expectations, the focus of this hands-on workshop. On day one, we will examine narrative, informational, and argumentative styles and prompts, from lab-based abstracts and discussions to science essays and text-based summaries. We’ll examine creative ways to integrate science content into writing that motivates and supports learning and comprehension, including original e-books using authentic sources. Day two will focus on argumentative writing, in which students make claims, organize evidence, build arguments, and summarize their conclusions. We will use graphic organizers and writing templates to organize arguments with logical claims and textual evidence—the claim, evidence, reasoning model. The workshop will include e-templates of all materials, including argumentative writing packets on several topics, handouts on academic language, open response templates, academic honesty, editing, developing writing prompts, citation style and other skills essential for science writing in your classroom.

For additional information, contact Dr. Judith Sumner at  

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