Leslie Atkins Elliott

Leslie Atkins Elliott

Leslie Atkins Elliott is an associate professor of Curriculum, Instruction and Foundational Studies, specializing in science education at Boise State University.


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Making Science: When Does Spaghetti Become a Light Ray?

Monday, March 20, 2017

spaghetti artifact For the past few years, we have been fortunate to work together in a scientific inquiry class. Bringing together science faculty and composition faculty makes for some lively conversations about the teaching of writing. The course is offered to future elementary school teachers who are typically non-science majors. We recently co-wrote with Irene Salter Composing Science: A Facilitator’s Guide to Writing in the Science Classroom (TCPress 2016), which describes our work with these future teachers and our practices for teaching writing in science. The book lays out how we engage students in practices that mirror the