These dynamic literature-based activities will help teachers and school librarians energize the entire science curriculum and implement national standards. Fredericks presents hundreds of hands-on, minds-on projects that actively engage students in positive learning experiences. Each of the units offers book summaries, science topic areas, critical thinking questions, classroom resources, reproducible pages, and lots of easy-to-do activities including science experiments for every grade level. Chapters cover: Life Science, Space Science, Earth Science, Physical Science, and the Human Body for students in grades K-4. The author also provides practical guidance for teaching science through inquiry, for collaborative ventures 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. All titles are new to this volume and linked to national science standards. An entire chapter on the advantage of collaboration between the classroom teacher and the school librarian is included. Each individual unit includes a section on one or more collaborative classroom/library projects. An added plus is a section of related Readers Theatre scripts keyed to the science topics and standards. Grades K-4.
Fredericks, Anthony D.
More science adventures with children's literature
reading comprehension and inquiry-based science
Westport, CT :, Teacher Ideas Press,, 2008.
viii, 442 p. :,ill. ;,28 cm.
Science, reading and children's literature: Teaching elementary science
Science and children's literature
Collaboration: Making magic in science
Teaching comprehension: Principles and practices
Reading comprehension strategies that work
How to use this book
Activities, projects and experiments: Literature selections
Extending the possibilities: Readers theatre
Appendix A: Annotated bibliography of children's literature
Appendix B: Reading aloud in science class
Appendix C: Teacher resources