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Integrating Science With Mathematics & Literacy
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Integrating Science With Mathematics & Literacy
New Visions for Learning and Assessment

Second Edition
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October 2007 | 200 pages | Corwin
Defining new visions for science, mathematics, and language arts education, the authors provide a clearly articulated set of performance assessments, allowing teachers to assess students' knowledge and abilities through investigation, problem solving, inventiveness, and inquiry.

Featuring activities that promote higher-order thinking skills and help develop more complex cognitive functions, this resource offers more than 20 ready-to-use assessments linked to national standards with tools that include:

o Learning logs

o Portfolios

o Peer interview strategies

o Teacher-student sample interviews

o Problems to solve both individually and as a group.

 
Foreword by Robert E. Yager
 
Introduction
 
Part I. Theory
 
1. What Is Science?
 
2. New Visions for Mathematics and Language Literacy
 
3. Developing Rubrics for Teaching and Assessment Performance Tasks
 
4. Putting It All Together: Integrated Performance Tasks for Learning and Assessment
 
Part II. Application
 
5. Adventuring Back in Time
 
6. The Dog Washing Business
 
7. May the Force Be With You
 
8. Water, Water Everywhere
 
9. A Wholesome Partnership
 
10. A-W-L for One and One for A-W-L
 
11. The Mysterious Package
 
12. Up, Up, and Away
 
13. Role-ing Through Science and Technology
 
Appendix A. Answers to Criterion-Referenced Tests
 
References

"An excellent resource for science teachers. Includes user-friendly, ready-to-use assessments, complete with analytical rubrics that can be adapted to almost any classroom!"

Melissa Miller, Science Teacher
Lynch Middle School, Farmington, AR

"Designing and using performance assessment tools can be very challenging for beginning teachers. The authors offer a fantastic starting point for all science educators to examine their current method of assessment and apply new and different types of authentic assessment strategies across the curriculum."

Sheila Smith, Science Specialist/National Science Foundation Project Director
Jackson Public Schools, MS

"Teachers who are exploring new ways of integrating mathematics and writing into their science curriculum will be well served by this book. The activities are general enough to provide creative teachers with numerous ideas for incorporating the various tools into their own curricular activities."

NSTA Recommends, January 2008
National Science Teachers Association

"The instructional templates and plans offered will enable readers to incorporate the key ideas into their current lessons."

Curriculum Connections, Spring 2008
School Library Journal

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