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1 March 2017 A Card-Sorting Activity to Engage Students in the Academic Language of Biology
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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.

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Robert C. Wallon, Chandana Jasti, and Barbara Hug "A Card-Sorting Activity to Engage Students in the Academic Language of Biology," The American Biology Teacher 79(3), 233-237, (1 March 2017). https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.3.233
Published: 1 March 2017
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