More Science Adventures With Children S Literature

Author: Anthony D. Fredericks
Publisher: Teacher Ideas Press(NH)
ISBN: 9781591586197
Size: 25.85 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: 54.18 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

More Tadpole Tales And Other Totally Terrific Treats For Readers Theatre

Author: Anthony D. Fredericks
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598843834
Size: 10.21 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: 15.16 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

The Teacher S Handbook

Author: Anthony D. Fredericks
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 34.90 MB
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This book_an all-in-one sourcebook of practical ideas and solutions_provides simple, convenient strategies for every classroom teacher. A creative range of _inside information_ is offered for teachers to dip into and savor for their professional and personal pursuits.

Literature Based Teaching In The Content Areas

Author: Carole Cox
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452237611
Size: 27.72 MB
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Grounded in theory and best-practices research, this practical text provides teachers with 40 strategies for using fiction and non-fiction trade books to teach in five key content areas: language arts and reading, social studies, mathematics, science, and the arts. Each strategy provides everything a teacher needs to get started: a classroom example that models the strategy, a research-based rationale, relevant content standards, suggested books, reader-response questions and prompts, assessment ideas, examples of how to adapt the strategy for different grade levels (K–2, 3–5, and 6–8), and ideas for differentiating instruction for English language learners and struggling students. Throughout the book, student work samples and classroom vignettes bring the content to life.

To Look Closely

Author: Laurie Rubin
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571109927
Size: 70.54 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.

Reading Engagement

Author: John T. Guthrie
Publisher: International Reading Assn
ISBN:
Size: 45.50 MB
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This text should assist in understanding the research on motivation and in using it to enhance children's literacy development. It focuses on classroom contexts for promoting reading and covers such diverse topics as children's motivations for reading, teacher perceptions, and reading efficacy.

Growing Readers

Author: Kathy Collins
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571103732
Size: 51.81 MB
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Primary-grade teachers face an important challenge: teaching children how to read while enabling them to build good habits so they fall in love with reading. Many teachers find the independent reading workshop to be the component of reading instruction that meets this challenge because it makes it possible to teach the reading skills and strategies children need and guides them toward independence, intention, and joy as readers. In Growing Readers, Kathy Collins helps teachers plan for independent reading workshops in their own classrooms. She describes the structure of the independent reading workshop and other components of a balanced literacy program that work together to ensure young students grow into strong, well-rounded readers. Kathy outlines a sequence of possible units of study for a yearlong curriculum. Chapters are devoted to the individual units of study and include a sample curriculum as well as examples of mini-lessons and reading conferences. There are also four “Getting Ready” sections that suggest some behind-the-scenes work teachers can do to prepare for the units. Topics explored in these units include: print and comprehension strategies; reading in genres such as poetry and nonfiction; connecting in-school reading and out-of-school reading; developing the strategies and habits of lifelong readers. A series of planning sheets and management tips are presented throughout to help ensure smooth implementation. We want our students to learn to read, and we want them to love to read. To do this we need to lay a foundation on which children build rich and purposeful reading lives that extend beyond the school day. The ideas found in Growing Readers create the kind of primary classrooms where that happens.