Using Science Notebooks in Middle School

Science notebooking is a valuable exercise, as evidenced by an article in the current issue of NTSA Reports. “Enhancing Learning with Science Notebooks” is extremely timely as it coincides with the release of Michael Klentschy’s new book, Using Science Notebooks in Middle School. In his Introduction, Klentschy stresses the significance of Middle School as a transitional period in the development of students. The use of science notebooks in the Middle School classroom serves many purposes during this time of growth. Firstly, theycan act as a bridge from the less formal elementary school setting to the more intense high school setting. Secondly, science notebooks help to integrate language arts and aid in the development of students’ ability to think and write critically and effectively. Whether you are a teacher currently using notebooks in your classroom, or a complete stranger to science notebooking, Using Science Notebooks in Middle School will give you a deeper understanding of how to successfully incorporate notebooks into your lessons.

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  1. Angela Cotton
    Posted June 9, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

    I am excited about seeing this blogg on the NSTA website. I have been planning out my professional developement for the summer. I noticed this topic listed as a workshop. I was not sure if I should sign up. However based on your summary of Michael Klentschy’s book I will definitely I sign up. I will also purchase the book from the NSTA bookstore .

  2. Posted November 7, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Permalink

    Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your page and wanted to say that I’ve genuinely enjoyed browsing your blog posts. After all I’ll be subscribing to your rss feed and I hope you write once more soon!

  3. Jane Kinkle
    Posted October 9, 2013 at 8:20 pm | Permalink

    I am trying to purchase “Using Science Notebooks in Middle School” by Michael P. Klentschy. It’s a NSTA Press book. I can’t find it on your website. Is it out of print? Can I get one used. Amazon is selling it for $249.00!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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