writes: The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle is reporting about a school that is using English instruction to teach science as well. From the article:
Elementary science students no longer learn from one thick textbook and random experiments. Instead, science incorporates more writing, reading and English language arts into the curriculum...
Science education changed for two reasons. The No Child Left Behind Act signed in 2002 made English language skills a top priority, leaving less classroom time for traditional science instruction.
And state science tests, which fourth-grade students begin taking this month, require students to interpret stories and write narratives on science topics, such as atoms, dinosaurs and ecosystems, and answer multiple choice and essay questions.