A Case Study of an Elementary Science Teacher's Efforts to Transform Students' Scientific Communication from

A Case Study of an Elementary Science Teacher's Efforts to Transform Students' Scientific Communication from "informal Science Talk" to "formal Science Talk".

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This investigation examines how Ms. Jones scaffolds students' science language development. The study closely investigates the instructional strategies she used to help her students move from qinformal Science talkq to qformal Science talk, q and looks at the strategies she implemented under the scope of the anticipated themes of verbal cues, nonverbal cues, and praise. qInformal science talkq is defined in this study as a limited domain of discourse with little or no science vocabulary, while qformal science talkq is defined as an extended discourse that included the appropriate uses of science-specific vocabulary.DATA COLLECTION Spring 2005 Ms. Jonesa#39; workload for this semester ranged from 2nd to 5th grade. ... During that week the students were working on their science fair projects, which would be held at the school in January 2005. ... After that I simply stayed with the informal, no audio- or video-taping or note taking during our after class or interview sessions, which were videotaped and audiotapedanbsp;...


Title:A Case Study of an Elementary Science Teacher's Efforts to Transform Students' Scientific Communication from "informal Science Talk" to "formal Science Talk".
Author: La Vergne Lestermeringolo Thatch
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008
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