Comprehension Activities for Reading in Social Studies and Science

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Scholastic Inc., 2003 - Education - 64 pages
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This books makes it easy to integrate reading-skill instruction into the content areas. An experienced teacher shares her research-based activities, graphic organizers, and strategies for teaching reading during social studies and science. Textbook Preview Checklist, Fact or Fiction Flip Book, Point-of-View Time Line, and lots of other great activities help students navigate their textbooks and other nonfiction. For use with Grades 4-8.
 

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LeAnn Nickelsen, M.Ed." "is a former teacher and currently provides staff development nationally on topics including brain research, reading and vocabulary strategies, how food affects learning, and differentiated instruction. She was a classroom teacher in three states and won a Teacher of the Year Award in Texas. LeAnn is known as the teacher s teacher because of her practical, research-based examples that teachers can easily implement in their classrooms. She has a passion for both instilling the love for learning as well as helping teachers succeed. She currently resides in Ridgefield, Connecticut and parents her school age twins.

She is the member of Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) and presenter for Staff Development for Educators (SDE). She is the author of eight books published by Scholastic, Inc. including "Memorizing Strategies & Other Brain-Based Activities" and a four-series set called "Comprehension Mini-Lessons". She has written articles for parenting magazines and The Praeger Handbook of Learning and the Brain.

Currently, LeAnn does staff development and may be reached at lnickelsen@comcast.net or call 203-790-0119. To purchase any of LeAnn s books go to her website: www.maximizelearninginc.com.

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