Using ELA and
Math Common
Core in the
Science Classroom
What’s
“common” in
Common
Core?
Presented by Margie Hawkins
Winfre...
Times are changing, are you?
“Students today depend on paper too
much. They don’t know how to write on a
slate without get...
Times are changing, are you?
“Students today depend too much upon
ink. They don’t know how to use a pen
knife to sharpen a...
Times are changing, are you?
“Students today depend upon store
bought ink. They don’t know how to make
their own. When the...
Times are changing, are you?
“Ballpoint pens will be the ruin of education
in our country. Students use these devices
and ...
Times are changing, are you?
“Computers give students an unfair
advantage. Therefore, students who used
computers to analy...
Times are changing…
ARE YOU ????
Practices/Capacities
Evidence-Based Reasoning
The Nature of Science
 Scientist formulate and test their explanations of nature by
observing, experiments and mathematic...
What does ELA have to do with
Science?
Reading and writing
comprise over 50% of
work time for scientist
and engineers
Scientists, Mathematicians and
Engineers
 Do scientists, mathematicians and engineers
communicate with one another?
 Do ...
What does ELA have to do with
Science?
Evidence based
reasoning has ALWAYS
been part of the science
curriculum!
Standards from Which Discipline:
Math or Science?
1. Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating
information
3. Look for and ...
Standards from Which Discipline:
Math or Science?
1. Asking questions and defining problems (NGSS)
2. Obtaining, evaluatin...
Three Important Skills to develop
Evidence-Based Reasoning
Discourse
Questioning
Writing
Importance of Discourse
“Discourse does for the brain during the
day, what dreaming does for the brain
at night” -Dr. Kenn...
Importance of Discourse
Students MUST have time to
discuss their thinking before
writing about it!
Metacognition
“We don’t learn from experience,
we learn from reflecting on it”
-John Dewey
WhyTalk is Important
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WhyTalk is Important
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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 _
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Talk vs. ProductiveTalk
Argumentation
Collaborative Discourse
Negotiation
Whatever you choose to call it, students
need...
Six Elements of Scientific
Arguments
 The Question ( the investigation)
 The Assumption (initial statement based on prio...
TALKING vs. ProductiveTalk
Have Students Generate Rules
 Share your ideas in a respectful way (e.g., take turns talking
and listening to each other’...
Talk Science
 http://inquiryproject.terc.edu/prof_dev/pathway/pathway
5.cfm
Questioning
Students need to be instructed in proper
questioning
Teachers need to model questioning for
students
In the...
Insert Applicable Larry Bell
Language (12 powerful words)
Developing ScientificThinking
With Effective Questioning
Developing ScientificThinking
With Effective Questioning
Developing ScientificThinking
With Effective Questioning
Developing ScientificThinking
With Effective Questioning
Developing ScientificThinking
With Effective Questioning
Developing ScientificThinking
With Effective Questioning
Developing ScientificThinking
With Effective Questioning
Developing ScientificThinking
With Effective Questioning
Developing ScientificThinking
With Effective Questioning
Putting Ideas Into Writing
Evidence organizer
TaskTemplates
My plan 
Sample Organizer for Evidence-
Based Claims
 What is your idea?
 What pieces of evidence support your idea?
 1.
 2.
 ...
Larry Bell’s
12
Powerful
Words
We want to be a nation that
produces…
Effective Communicators
Self-directed learners
Informal thinkers
Collaborative w...
In order to do that…we need to
train our students to
Participate in collaborative discourse
with peers
To argue using ev...
Thanks to the following experts for
the information in this presentation
 http://learningcenter.nsta.org/products/symposi...
What's "Common" in Common Core? Using ELA and Math Common Core in the Science Classroom
What's "Common" in Common Core? Using ELA and Math Common Core in the Science Classroom
What's "Common" in Common Core? Using ELA and Math Common Core in the Science Classroom
What's "Common" in Common Core? Using ELA and Math Common Core in the Science Classroom
What's "Common" in Common Core? Using ELA and Math Common Core in the Science Classroom
What's "Common" in Common Core? Using ELA and Math Common Core in the Science Classroom
What's "Common" in Common Core? Using ELA and Math Common Core in the Science Classroom
What's "Common" in Common Core? Using ELA and Math Common Core in the Science Classroom
What's "Common" in Common Core? Using ELA and Math Common Core in the Science Classroom
What's "Common" in Common Core? Using ELA and Math Common Core in the Science Classroom
What's "Common" in Common Core? Using ELA and Math Common Core in the Science Classroom
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Presented by Margie Hawkins of Winfree Bryant Middle School at the 2014 Tennessee STEM Leadership Academy in Nashville, TN, June 23-26, 2014.

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What's "Common" in Common Core? Using ELA and Math Common Core in the Science Classroom

  1. 1. Using ELA and Math Common Core in the Science Classroom What’s “common” in Common Core? Presented by Margie Hawkins Winfree Bryant Middle School, LSSD
  2. 2. Times are changing, are you? “Students today depend on paper too much. They don’t know how to write on a slate without getting chalk dust all over themselves. They can’t clean a slate properly. What will they do when they run out of paper?” From a principal’s publication in 1815
  3. 3. Times are changing, are you? “Students today depend too much upon ink. They don’t know how to use a pen knife to sharpen a pencil. Pen and ink will never replace the pencil.” National Association ofTeachers, 1907
  4. 4. Times are changing, are you? “Students today depend upon store bought ink. They don’t know how to make their own. When they run out of ink they will be unable to write words or ciphers until their next trip to the settlement. This is a sad commentary on modern education.” Rural AmericanTeacher, 1928
  5. 5. Times are changing, are you? “Ballpoint pens will be the ruin of education in our country. Students use these devices and then throw them away. The American values of thrift and frugality are being discarded. Businesses and banks will never allow such expensive luxuries.” FederalTeachers, 1950
  6. 6. Times are changing, are you? “Computers give students an unfair advantage. Therefore, students who used computers to analyze data or create displays will be eliminated from the science fair.” Apple Classroom of Tomorrow Chronicles, 1988
  7. 7. Times are changing… ARE YOU ????
  8. 8. Practices/Capacities
  9. 9. Evidence-Based Reasoning
  10. 10. The Nature of Science  Scientist formulate and test their explanations of nature by observing, experiments and mathematical model.  For questions and ideas where there is not a great deal of experimental or observational evidence and understanding, it is normal for scientists to differ with one another about the interpretation of the theory being considered.  Scientists must review experimental procedures, examine evidence, identify faulty reasoning, point out statements that go beyond the evidence and suggest alternative explanations for the same observations. As scientific knowledge evolves, major disagreements are resolved through interactions between scientists.
  11. 11. What does ELA have to do with Science? Reading and writing comprise over 50% of work time for scientist and engineers
  12. 12. Scientists, Mathematicians and Engineers  Do scientists, mathematicians and engineers communicate with one another?  Do scientists, mathematicians and engineers write summaries of their work?  Do they write reports?  Do they write research papers?  Do they give oral presentations of their research at symposiums? Interviews?
  13. 13. What does ELA have to do with Science? Evidence based reasoning has ALWAYS been part of the science curriculum!
  14. 14. Standards from Which Discipline: Math or Science? 1. Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information 3. Look for and make use of structure 4. Planning and carrying out investigations 5. Attend to precision 6. Analyzing and interpreting data 7. Model with mathematics 8. Using mathematics and computational thinking 9. Constructing explanations and designing solutions 10. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them 11. Reason abstractly and quantitatively 12. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. 13. Developing and using models 14. Engaging in argument from evidence 15. Use appropriate tools strategically 16. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning
  15. 15. Standards from Which Discipline: Math or Science? 1. Asking questions and defining problems (NGSS) 2. Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information (NGSS) 3. Look for and make use of structure (M) 4. Planning and carrying out investigations (NGSS) 5. Attend to precision (M) 6. Analyzing and interpreting data (NGSS) 7. Model with mathematics (M) 8.Using mathematics and computational thinking (NGSS) 9.Constructing explanations and designing solutions (NGSS) 10. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them (M) 11. Reason abstractly and quantitatively (M) 12. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. (M) 13. Developing and using models (NGSS) 14. Engaging in argument from evidence (NGSS) 15. Use appropriate tools strategically (M) 16. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning (M)
  16. 16. Three Important Skills to develop Evidence-Based Reasoning Discourse Questioning Writing
  17. 17. Importance of Discourse “Discourse does for the brain during the day, what dreaming does for the brain at night” -Dr. Kenneth Wesson It gives the brain time to recover and sort out the day's events.
  18. 18. Importance of Discourse Students MUST have time to discuss their thinking before writing about it!
  19. 19. Metacognition “We don’t learn from experience, we learn from reflecting on it” -John Dewey
  20. 20. WhyTalk is Important OT T F F S S E _
  21. 21. WhyTalk is Important OT T F F S S E _
  22. 22. WhyTalk is Important o t t f f s s e _
  23. 23. WhyTalk is Important 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 _ OT T F F S S E _
  24. 24. WhyTalk is Important 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 _ One Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight _
  25. 25. Talk vs. ProductiveTalk Argumentation Collaborative Discourse Negotiation Whatever you choose to call it, students need to understand that scientific argument is NOT the same as everyday home and school yard arguing.
  26. 26. Six Elements of Scientific Arguments  The Question ( the investigation)  The Assumption (initial statement based on prior knowledge)  The Claim (the conclusion after inquiry)  The Evidence (data, observations, and/or measurements that support the claim)  The Explanation (summarizes claim and why new knowledge supports it0  The Rebuttal (counterclaim or new evidence to refute original claim)
  27. 27. TALKING vs. ProductiveTalk
  28. 28. Have Students Generate Rules  Share your ideas in a respectful way (e.g., take turns talking and listening to each other’s ideas. Don’t interrupt or speak over each other, no name calling or put-downs)  Agree with ideas that have convincing evidence (e.g., “I agree with Sam’s idea because… state evidence)  Feel free to disagree with ideas, but not people (e.g., “I disagree with Sam’s idea because… state evidence)  Explain how I/we know (e.g. “I know because… discuss evidence)
  29. 29. Talk Science  http://inquiryproject.terc.edu/prof_dev/pathway/pathway 5.cfm
  30. 30. Questioning Students need to be instructed in proper questioning Teachers need to model questioning for students In the beginning, teachers will need to provide questions, as student skills progress, students will generate their own questions
  31. 31. Insert Applicable Larry Bell Language (12 powerful words)
  32. 32. Developing ScientificThinking With Effective Questioning
  33. 33. Developing ScientificThinking With Effective Questioning
  34. 34. Developing ScientificThinking With Effective Questioning
  35. 35. Developing ScientificThinking With Effective Questioning
  36. 36. Developing ScientificThinking With Effective Questioning
  37. 37. Developing ScientificThinking With Effective Questioning
  38. 38. Developing ScientificThinking With Effective Questioning
  39. 39. Developing ScientificThinking With Effective Questioning
  40. 40. Developing ScientificThinking With Effective Questioning
  41. 41. Putting Ideas Into Writing Evidence organizer TaskTemplates My plan 
  42. 42. Sample Organizer for Evidence- Based Claims  What is your idea?  What pieces of evidence support your idea?  1.  2.  3.  Why do these pieces of evidence support your idea?  What other science ideas support your idea?
  43. 43. Larry Bell’s 12 Powerful Words
  44. 44. We want to be a nation that produces… Effective Communicators Self-directed learners Informal thinkers Collaborative workers Efficient processors of information Creative problem-solvers
  45. 45. In order to do that…we need to train our students to Participate in collaborative discourse with peers To argue using evidence based reasoning To organize and write about their thinking in a clear, persuasive manner.
  46. 46. Thanks to the following experts for the information in this presentation  http://learningcenter.nsta.org/products/symposia_seminars/Ngs s/webseminar17.aspx  http://inquiryproject.terc.edu/  http://www.sciencemaster.com/  http://www.clarku.edu/faculty/facultybio.cfm?id=15  http://www.literacydesigncollaborative.org/  NSTA Science Scope  NSTA Science and Children

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