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Science as Thinking
The Constants and Variables of Inquiry Teaching, Grades 5-10
Wendy Ward Hoffer
Grade: 5th - 10th
Pub Date: 3/13/2009

 
You are about to immerse yourself in a gorgeously readable and engaging account of how teachers can move science instruction from “hands on to minds on.” Wendy Ward Hoffer describes how teachers can extrapolate what is known about good thinking strategies instruction to science teaching and learning. Hoffer illuminates the path for thousands of teachers
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Reading Science
Practical Strategies for Integrating Instruction
Jennifer L. Altieri
Grade: 4th - 8th
Pub Date: 2/10/2016

How can we prepare our students to think, read, and write like scientists?

In Reading Science, Jennifer Altieri reminds us that literacy skills aren’t add-ons to the science class—they are critical parts of instruction. She addresses the need for both literacy and science skills in our classrooms to prepare our students for the future challenges... more

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The Stories of Science
Integrating Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening into Science Instruction, 6–12
Janet MacNeilMark GoldnerMelissa London
Grade: 6th - 12th
Pub Date: 7/28/2017

Story powerfully integrates science and literacy

Stories are powerful connectors for people, information, and ideas. When you integrate stories into instruction, your students are more likely to actively engage and remember what they learn.

The Stories of Science explores how the power of story can strengthen your instruction by... more

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No More Science Kits or Texts in Isolation
Teaching Science and Literacy Together
Jacqueline BarberGina CervettiEdited By: Nell K DukeM. Colleen Cruz
Grade: K - 5th
Pub Date: 8/5/2019

It is common to engage students in the process of science, using mostly hands-on activities, and equally common to provide students with only science knowledge through mostly text-based experiences. Neither of these approaches is authentic to how scientists make sense of the world. Both fail to connect those experiences to the larger purpose of... more

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Sharing Books, Talking Science
Exploring Scientific Concepts with Children's Literature
Valerie Bang-JensenMark Lubkowitz
Grade: K - 5th
Pub Date: 2/15/2017

Science is everywhere, in everything we do, see, and read. Books—all books—offer possibilities for talk about science in the illustrations and text once you know how to look for them. Children’s literature is a natural avenue to explore the seven crosscutting concepts described in the Next Generation Science Standards*, and with guidance from Valerie Bang-Jensen... more

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Teaching Science for Understanding in Elementary and Middle Schools
Wynne Harlen
Grade: K - 5th
Pub Date: 3/5/2015

“This book comes at just the right time, as teachers are being encouraged to re-examine current approaches to science instruction.”
Lynn Rankin, Director, Institute for Inquiry, Exploratorium

“Easy to read and comprehend with very explicit examples, it will be foundational for classroom teachers as they journey from novice... more

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Writing in Science in Action
Strategies, Tools, and Classroom Video
Betsy Fulwiler
Grade: K - 5th
Pub Date: 7/29/2016

“Kids love hands-on science.  Yet too few grow up to be scientists.    Kids need to be reading, writing and thinking about science as well as doing it. Writing in Science in Action propels us full throttle into both hands-on and "minds on" science.  Rupp Fulwiler show us how to help kids wrap their minds around science, do science and have a blast in the process.   If... more

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Cultivating STEM Identities
Strengthening Student and Teacher Mindsets in Math and Science
Wendy Ward Hoffer
Grade: K - 5th
Pub Date: 8/29/2016

“A focus on STEM engages our curiosity, beckons us to marvel, to ask questions, to cultivate childlike wonder, and alongside that a pursuit to understand. This is the joy of STEM.”

—Wendy Ward Hoffer

  STEM content can feel daunting. Many elementary teachers don’t yet think of themselves as mathematicians or scientists and lack confidence in their abilities... more

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Thinking Together
9 Beliefs for Building a Mathematical Community
Rozlynn DanceTessa Kaplan
Grade: K - 5th
Pub Date: 2/23/2018

Want students to understand—really understand—and retain the math they’re learning? Focus on building your classroom community first.

In Thinking Together, veteran teachers Rozlynn Dance and Tessa Kaplan explore nine beliefs that lead to a powerful community of learners. When students are part of a classroom where they feel valued and included,... more

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Science Notebooks, Second Edition
Writing About Inquiry
Lori FultonBrian Campbell
Grade: K - 5th
Pub Date: 2/18/2014

The bestselling first edition of Science Notebooks inspired thousands of teachers to use science notebooks as a powerful way to help students reveal and develop their thinking about scientific concepts, engage in the work of scientists and engineers, and exercise language skills. Lori Fulton and Brian Campbell make the Second Edition even... more

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