A Card-Sorting Activity to Engage Students in the Academic Language of Biology

Robert C. Wallon, Chandana Jasti, Barbara Hug

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Abstract

The activity described in this article is designed to provide biology students with opportunities to engage in a range of academic language as they learn the discipline-specific meanings of the terms "drug," "poison," "toxicant," and "toxin." Although intended as part of an introductory lesson in a comprehensive unit for the high school level, this approach to teaching academic language can be adapted for use with older or younger students and can be modified to teach other terms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233-237
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Biology Teacher
Volume79
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2017

Keywords

  • Next Generation Science Standards
  • academic language
  • activity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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