More Science Adventures With Children S Literature

Author: Anthony D. Fredericks
Publisher: Teacher Ideas Press(NH)
ISBN: 9781591586197
Size: 62.22 MB
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These dynamic literature-based activities will help teachers and school librarians energize the science curriculum and implement national standards. Fredericks presents hundreds of "hands-on, minds-on" projects that actively engage students in positive learning experiences. Each unit offers book summaries, science topic areas, critical thinking questions, resources, reproducible pages, and easy-to-do activities including science experiments for every grade level. Chapters cover: Life, Space, Earth, Physical Science, and the Human Body. The author provides practical guidance for teaching science through inquiry, for collaboration with school librarians, for integrating literature across the curriculum, and an up-to-date section of annotated bibliographies of the best in children's science literature. Grades K-4.

Teaching Science In Elementary And Middle School

Author: Joseph S. Krajcik
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351792741
Size: 45.60 MB
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Teaching Science in Elementary and Middle School integrates principles of learning and motivation with practical teaching ideas for implementing them. Paralleling what scientists do, project-based learning (PBL) represents the essence of inquiry and the nature of science, and engages children and teachers in investigating meaningful, real-world questions about the world around them. This text provides concrete strategies on teaching using a project-based approach and on meeting the principles in A Framework for K–12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Features include strategies for planning long-term, interdisciplinary, student-centered units; scenarios to help readers situate new experiences; and a wealth of supplementary material on the Companion Website. Features in the Fifth Edition: Integrates research-based findings from the National Research Council’s Taking Science to School, A Framework for K–12 Science Education, and NGSS to engage learners and help them make sense of phenomena in using disciplinary core ideas, science and engineering practices, and crosscutting concepts Gives attention to cultural diversity throughout the chapters, with an added focus on working with English Language Learners Describes how to develop and use assessments that require students to make use of their knowledge to solve problems or explain phenomena Illustrates how to use PBL to make connections to Common Core Standards for Mathematics and English Language Arts Provides examples of project-based lessons and projects to illustrate how teachers can support children in engaging in scientific and engineering practices, such as asking questions, designing investigations, constructing models and developing evidence-based explanation

Science Adventures

Author: Elizabeth A. Sherwood
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 17.99 MB
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Make science accessible for young children with Science Adventures!

More Tadpole Tales And Other Totally Terrific Treats For Readers Theatre

Author: Anthony D. Fredericks
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598843834
Size: 48.99 MB
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In this book, funny tales and rhymes are presented as readers theatre scripts, specifically written to motivate beginning readers. • Nearly two dozen reproducible readers theatre scripts for primary readers, based on wild and crazy adaptations of popular stories, tales, and legends • Scripts for kids to finish • Drawings and illustrations • An appendix of fairytales, folk tales, rhymes, and other stories • A list of titles students can use to create their own readers theatre scripts • Resources on readers theatre

Fairy Tales Readers Theatre

Author: Anthony D. Fredericks
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1591588499
Size: 45.73 MB
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A collection of fairy tales converted to readers theatre scripts, allowing students to play the parts as they develop their literacy skills. * Includes 19 script versions of famous fairy tales plus 6 additional scripts of humorous alternatives—in an easily reproducible format—authored by the award-winning "King of Readers Theatre" * Chapters provide an introduction to readers theatre and to performing readers theatre for audiences

Around One Log

Author: Anthony D. Fredericks
Publisher: Dawn Publications
ISBN: 1584692375
Size: 30.85 MB
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Years after a great oak tree tumbled to the ground, a whole community of animals made it their home. Roly-polies and daddy longlegs prowled here and there, while chipmunks and salamanders dashed everywhere. Question: Is the old tree alive? Or is it now dead? This lighthearted book offers a marvelous insight into a unique and easily-accessible community of forest animals. Jennifer DiRubbio’s vivid close-up illustrations bring these fascinating creatures to life. Parents and teachers: the author offers over a dozen "activities, projects, and lots of cool ideas" ranging from suggestions for an animal diary, readers theatre, finger play, and much more that will help make learning fun.

Perfect Pairs

Author: Melissa Stewart
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571109587
Size: 60.88 MB
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Hands-on lessons can be fun and compelling, but when it comes to life science, they aren't always possible, practical, effective, or safe. Children can't follow a lion as it stalks a gazelle, visit the exotic kapok tree in a rain forest, or swim alongside the underwater life in a pond. But they can explore a whole world of animals, plants, and ecosystems through the pages of beautifully illustrated, science-themed picture books. Perfect Pairs, which marries fiction and nonfiction picture books focused on life science, helps educators think about and teach life science in a whole new way. Each of the twenty-two lessons in this book is built around a pair of books that introduces a critical life science concept and guides students through an inquiry-based investigative process to explore that idea--from animal/environment interactions to the role of structure in plant and animal survival, from inheritance of traits to variation of species. Each lesson starts with a "Wonder Statement" and comprises three stages. "Engaging Students" features a hands-on activity that captures student interest, uncovers current thinking, and generates vocabulary. The heart of the investigative process, "Exploring with Students," spotlights the paired books as the teacher reads aloud and helps students find and organize information into data tables. "Encouraging Students to Draw Conclusions" shows students how to review and analyze the information they have collected. Bringing high-quality science-themed picture books into the classroom engages a broad range of students, addresses the Performance Expectations outlined in the Next Generation Science Standards, and supports the goals of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts. Even if you are science shy, Perfect Pairs can help you become a more confident teacher whose classroom buzzes with curious students eager to explore their natural world.

To Look Closely

Author: Laurie Rubin
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571109927
Size: 13.13 MB
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Laurie invites you to join her class of twenty-one second graders as they visit a small stream in the woods behind a suburban elementary school, and she shares her reflections on class discussions, activities, and learning experiences. From setting a tone of inquiry-based thinking in the classroom to suggesting specific units of study for reading, writing, and science, Laurie guides teachers step-by-step through the basics of how to integrate the skills acquired through nature study into every subject. You will also discover all the ways this purposeful work nurtures "green" citizens who grow up determined to value and protect the natural environment.

Project Based Inquiry Units For Young Children

Author: Colleen MacDonell
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1586832174
Size: 37.26 MB
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Explains how stories and informational texts can be used to promote research and inquiry in children from preschool through grade two.