An online summer book study designed to help middle school science teachers learn more about the practice of constructing explanations will begin June 22.

The group will study Supporting Grade 5-8 Students in Constructing Explanations in Science: The Claim, Evidence and Reasoning Framework for Talk and Writing, a book by Katherine L. McNeill and Joseph Krajcik. The study will be held as part of a weekly Twitter chat that will cover one chapter per week from June 22 to Aug. 3. The book is geared toward middle school teachers, but the practice is included in the Next Generation Science Standards for all grade levels.

Participants must have a copy of the book and a Twitter account and should register here. Email David Grossman for more information.