National Writing Project


NWP Radio—Composing Science

January 19, 2017

Join us for an interview with Kim Jaxon and Leslie Atkins Elliott, authors of Composing Science. We'll talk about teaching writing, teaching science, and how to create classrooms in which students use writing to learn and think scientifically. Kim and Leslie will talk about concrete approaches for engaging students in practices that mirror the work that writing plays in the development and dissemination of scientific ideas, rather than replicating the polished academic writing of research scientists. They will also address a range of genres that can help students deepen their scientific reasoning and inquiry.


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