Writing is a valuable learning tool that can quite effectively—and easily—help students learn and understand science content. Teaching it, however, can be challenging for content-area teachers now under pressure from the Common Core Standards’ refocused attention on reading and writing. With step-by-step directions, rubrics, student examples, templates, technology tips, and ideas for differentiation, Kopp goes beyond journals or reports to show how science teachers can use writing to develop critical-thinking skills, improve understanding of scientific concepts, assess students’ progress, and hone skills in content-area writing. Her writing strategies support the Common Core Standards and, because the focus is on applying writing skills—and not teaching writing as an end in itself—science teachers can easily incorporate these strategies in any unit of study. This comprehensive resource makes it easy to incorporate writing in your science class today—and every day!