Picture-Perfect Science Lessons: Using Children's Books to Guide Inquiry

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Classroom veterans Karen Ansberry and Emily Morgan know elementary educators are usually crunched for science instructional time and could often use refresher explanations of scientific concepts. So the authors added comprehensive background notes to each chapter and included new reading strategies. They show exactly how to combine science and reading in a natural way with classroom-tested lessons in physical science, life science, and Earth and space science. Includes 5 new lessons: "Batteries Included," "The Secrets of Flight," "Down the Drain," "If I Built a Car," and "Bugs!"--Publisher description.
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Publisher
NSTA Press
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Published on
Dec 31, 2010
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Pages
403
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ISBN
9781936137725
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Language
English
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Genres
Education / Teaching Methods & Materials / Science & Technology
Literary Criticism / Children's & Young Adult Literature
Literary Criticism / Children's Literature
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What was your favourite book as a child? In more than 10 years of facilitating workshops, we have never heard anyone reply, My fourth-grade science textbook. Clearly, textbooks have an important place in the science classroom, but using trade books to supplement a textbook can greatly enrich students experience. from Teaching Science Through Trade Books If you like the popular Teaching Science Through Trade Books columns in NSTA s journal Science and Children, or if you've become enamoured of the award-winning Picture-Perfect Science Lessons series, you ll love this new collection. It s based on the same time-saving concept: By using children s books to pique students interest, you can combine science teaching with reading instruction in an engaging and effective way. In this volume, column authors Christine Royce, Karen Ansberry, and Emily Morgan selected 50 of their favorites, updated the lessons, and added student activity pages, making it easier than ever to teach fundamental science concepts through high-quality fiction and nonfiction children s books. Just as with the original columns, each lesson highlights two trade books and offers two targeted activities, one for K 3 and one for grades 4 6. All activities are Standards-based and inquiry-oriented. From Measuring Penny and How Tall, How Short, How Far Away? to I Took a Walk and Secret Place, the featured books will help your students put science in a whole new context. Teaching Science Through Trade Books offers an ideal way to combine well-structured, ready-to-teach lessons with strong curricular connections and books your students just may remember, always.
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