What's Your Evidence?: Engaging K-5 Children in Constructing Explanations in Science

With the view that children are capable young scientists, authors encourage science teaching in ways that nurture students' curiosity about how the natural world works including research-based approaches to support all K-5 children constructing scientific explanations via talk and writing. The chapters guide teachers step by step through presenting a framework of scientific explanation (Claim, Evidence, Reasoning) for students, identifying opportunities to incorporate scientific explanation into lessons, providing curricular scaffolds to support all students including ELLs and students with special needs, developing scientific explanation assessment tasks, and using the information from assessment tasks to inform instruction.

Publisher: Pearson