More Picture-perfect Science Lessons: Using Children's Books to Guide Inquiry, K-4 (Google eBook)

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NSTA Press, Jan 1, 2007 - Education - 238 pages
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More Picture-Perfect Science Lessons offers 15 new lessons that combine picture books and inquiry to develop students' learning interest in science and reading.

The sequel follows the winning formula that made the first book an NSTA bestseller. The lessons, following the 5E instructional model developed by the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study cover a wide variety of science content; physical science, life science, and Earth and Space Science. They include reproducible student pages and assessments. They feature embedded reading-comprehension strategies. And they make students yearn to learn from such engaging fiction and nonfiction books as Diary of a Worm, Sunshine On My Shoulders, How Big is a Foot?, and Leo Cockroach, Toy Tester.

The authors know how important it is for time-starved teachers to integrate science and reading in a natural way and how students with reading troubles can use an extra nudge to get engaged in science texts. More Picture-Perfect Science Lessons is the perfect supplement to your science program, and the perfect way to help students develop a love of reading and learning about science.

  

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This is an activity book that focuses on the grade K through 4th. There are a ton of lessons in this books that teachers can use to teach science in their classrooms. Also, all the lessons are dealt ... Read full review

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User Review  - steuba01 - LibraryThing

More Picture Perfect Science Lessons has given me great information on lesson plans. I never knew how many different ways you can teach about a specific thing. Itís nice to get ideas from the book and ... Read full review

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Contents

Why Read Picture Books in Science Class?
1
Reading Aloud
7
Teaching Science Through Inquiry
17
BSCS 5E Instructional Model
29
National Science Education Standards
35
Bubbles
39
How Big Is a Foot?
45
Hear Your Heart
55
That Magnetic Dog
123
Roller Coasters
133
Mirror Mirror
147
If You Find a Rock
157
Sunshine on My Shoulders
169
Stargazers
179
Imaginative Inventions
197
A Sense of Wonder
213

Loco Beans
65
Wiggling Worms
79
Over in the Ocean
99
Be a Friend to Trees
109
Glossary
229
Index
235
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About the author (2007)

Karen Ansberry is a former classroom teacher who understands that teachers are crunched for time and need high-interest, ready-to-use lessons that integrate literature, reading strategies, and science. After graduating from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio with a bachelor's degree in biology, she completed an internship in the Cincinnati Zoo's education department. After earning a Master of Arts in teaching from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, she began teaching fifth and sixth grade science at Mason City Schools, in Mason, Ohio.

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