Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Spring 2002

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Andrea Bowman

Second Committee Member

Luetta Monson

Third Committee Member

Bruce Palmquist


The purpose of the project was to create an integrated science and writing benchmark handbook. Review of the literature, Washington State Academic Learning Requirements for science and writing, published scie.nce lessons, and teacher's guides were utilized. Classroom teachers, district and school science and writing goals were consulted in the creation of this project. The activities presented in all five units were designed to provide hands-on experience in both science and writing. Possible assessment options are also provided.