How Teachers Can Help Students Develop Their Informational Writing

1393 Words May 6th, 2016 null Page
Forming written arguments isn’t always a simple task for elementary students. Developing students’ writing isn’t easy either but having enough scaffolding and making sure the expectations are clear help students along the way. There are many ways in which we can help students develop their informational writing. Through argument and discussion students can learn how to question other people’s ideas and thoughts, develop and formulate their own ideas, and refine them. Teachers also play a key role in helping students; through instruction and the way they formulate their instructions to students. Literacy is also fundamental in science education because to be literate in science means that students must know how to read and write and be knowledgeable about science. These concepts all work together to help students formulate their claims and find support from informational text to build on their ideas.
Learning more about the processes in which students formulate their claims and find evidence to support them is something that all teachers can benefit from when it comes to teaching science. Teachers can then create inquiry-based lessons where students are able to explore on their own and come up with different theories. These theories can then be discussed in small groups, and finally the students can write their ideas down once they have refined them through discussion. Students’ can construct their knowledge through inquiry-based learning while also…

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