Modeling Scientific Writing
About. Modelling text - showing pupils how to select and manipulate content - is a proven strategy to improve the outcome of writing tasks. It helps pupils to avoid common errors and substantially reduces marking. Because they have a good model in their heads of what they need to produce, it raises pupils’ confidence in their ability to undertake a task. The 6 page resource, from a larger DfES document contains examples of the types of writing pupils might encounter in science, and shows their relationship to writing styles.
Pedagogical content. This resource discusses methods for modelling(ta) scientific writing, and the structure and kinds of language(ta) used in such writing. It provides exemplars and suggests activities to assist teachers to apply these methods to their own practice. (edit)
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