|aApprenticing students into science : |bdoing, talking & writing scientifically / |cJohn Polias.
|adoing, talking & writing scientifically
|aMelbourne, Australia : |bLexis Education, |cc2016.
|a173 p. : |bcol. ill. ; |c26 cm.
|aStatement of responsibility from front cover.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 169-171) and index.
|tIntroduction --|tGeneric activities in school science --|tSample texts in school science --|tMacrogenres --|tMultiple ways of making meaning --|tConsolidating scientific behaviour --|tA model of language for educators --|tScaffolding in the science classroom --|tCycles of teaching and learning --|tLanguage resources for 'doing' science.
|a"This is a book for teachers of school science who wish to maximise the learning in their classrooms. It is equally valuable for anyone interested in understanding how the discipline of science goes about doing what it does linguistically. The book's aim is to show how the teaching of science can be improved through an understanding of the patterns in its knowledge and patterns in its language. It makes explicit the implicit patterns for both science teachers and students. By having a pedagogy that is based on denaturalising the naturalised patterns of meaning-making in science, students are not only successful within a lesson and across many lessons but, critically, are scaffolded into a deeper understanding of scientific knowledge." --Back cover.