Author: kjaxon

Blog on Connected Learning: “When Does Spaghetti Become a Light Ray?”

Excerpt (and link) to our post from Connected Learning: “Since writing the book, Leslie and I have turned our attention to students’ multimodal productions: artifacts that students make as a way to develop, test, refine and represent their scientific ideas. By examining students’ artifacts, our goals are 1) to extend definitions of composing, what “counts” as a text and its… Read more →

Leslie & Kim on NWP BlogTalk Radio

Summary: We discuss teaching writing, teaching science, and how to create classrooms in which students use writing to learn and think scientifically with Kim Jaxon and Leslie Atkins Elliott, authors of the new book Composing Science. Kim and Leslie talk about concrete approaches for engaging students in practices that mirror the work that writing plays in the development and dissemination… Read more →

Welcome to Composing Science

Welcome to our Composing Science site. We’ve created this space to share supplemental materials — including detailed lesson plans — for our book: Composing Science: A Facilitator’s Guide to Writing in the Science Classroom (Teachers College Press, October 2016). Available from The National Writing Project, Teachers College Press and Amazon.   Read more →