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Inquiry Illuminated

Anne Goudvis, Stephanie Harvey, et al.

Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis provide a structure for inquiry that's predictable, proven, and—most importantly—authentic. With their help you'll:

  • create irresistible investigations in science, history and social studies, or language arts
  • increase students’ independence and agency by gradually releasing responsibility for inquiry
  • effectively integrate literacy and content through strategies for comprehension and critical thinking.
Cultivating STEM Identities

Wendy Ward Hoffer

Bring positive STEM identities to life in your classroom and watch your students develop the dispositions and habits of mind that will spark bright STEM futures. With Wendy’s guidance, you will learn how to embrace a growth mindset and model the curiosity, persistence, flexibility, and positive regard for STEM needed to design and facilitate rich STEM experiences for all students.
Writing in Science in Action

Betsy Fulwiler

Focusing on science topics that are accessible and familiar, Fulwiler uses carefully interconnected video episodes, student work, and detailed classroom vignettes to take the reader into individual classrooms with skilled teachers. Seeing her approach in action is a powerful teaching tool, and the online resources, used in combination with the practical text, takes Writing in Science to a whole new level. Seeing really is believing.


Reading Science

Jennifer L. Altieri

Literacy skills are a critical—yet often overlooked—part of science instruction. In Reading Science Jennifer Altieri uses her extensive experience to show you how effectively science and literacy can be integrated. You'll find strategies you can use in your classroom right away and guidance for intentionally weaving literacy into science instruction throughout the year.
Teaching Science for Understanding in Elementary and Middle Schools

Wynne Harlen

Teaching science is more challenging than setting up an experiment. Discover why developing understanding is essential in science education and explore practical suggestions for how best to engage students in activities that deepen their curiosity about the world and promote enjoyment of science.
Smarter Charts for Math, Science, and Social Studies

Kristine Mraz, Marjorie Martinelli

Learn how to make learning visible with truly effective content-area charts that support student engagement and independence. You’ll turn complex ideas into kid-friendly visuals, help children internalize content processes, and even increase your instructional time.
Science Notebooks, Second Edition

Lori Fulton, Brian Campbell

Learn how to use science notebooks as a powerful tool for helping students develop their thinking about scientific concepts, engage in the work of scientists and engineers, and exercise language skills—all while supporting the Next Generation Science Standards.
Systems to Transform Your Classroom and School

Nancie Atwell

Nancie and her colleagues at the Center for Teaching and Learning have created a culture of deep engagement and excellence. Find out how they’ve combined smart, research-supported practices and rich community-building traditions to create an effective atmosphere for learning.
STEM Lesson Essentials, Grades 3-8

Jo Anne Vasquez, Michael Comer, et al.

Get all the tools and strategies you need to design integrated, interdisciplinary STEM lessons and units that are relevant and exciting to your students. Learn to organize and deliver STEM instruction by purposefully weaving these four disciplines together.
Doing What Scientists Do, Second Edition

Ellen Doris

Novice teachers and those looking to refresh their practice will find support to help children explore, experiment, and figure things out in a scientific classroom. This book deftly translates the theory of inquiry-based science instruction into methods teachers can use.
The Essentials of Science and Literacy

Karen Worth, Jeff Winokur, et al.

Filled with practical strategies and thought-provoking ideas, this book invites you to explore the link between science and literacy—and how your current literacy instruction can be used to teach science to the benefit of learning and thinking in both domains.
Science as Thinking

Wendy Ward Hoffer

Beginning with the basics of science instruction—Inquiry, Big Ideas, Workshop, Assessment, Culture—this book shows how to build a teaching foundation that ensures all of your planning, lessons, and interactions spark students’ interests and support deep thinking about science.
Mathematics and Science for a Change

Iris R. Weiss, Joan D. Pasley

Filled with advice and strategies, Mathematics and Science for a Change collects the wisdom of successful initiatives across the country into one concise guide to making successful change, helping you meet the most important objective of any change program: helping students learn mathematics and science better.
Negotiating Science

Brian Hand, Lori Norton-Meier, et al.

The best way to transform students’ scientific thinking is by transforming their science writing. Help them move from writing rote procedures to the kind of writing that real scientists do—posing questions, documenting evidence, making claims, and sharing data.
Questions, Claims, and Evidence

Lori Norton-Meier, Brian Hand, et al.

Explore a new approach to science that engages students by linking literacy and inquiry. By replacing the lab reports of traditional instruction with the writing of real scientists, you may find that you and your students enjoy and learn from science more than ever.
Tools and Traits for Highly Effective Science Teaching, K-8

Jo Anne Vasquez

Discover what top-notch, learning-centered teaching looks like in science and how to help students move from competence to excellence. This research-based book shows teachers how to make powerful and effective practices part of their regular science instruction.
Writing in Science

Betsy Fulwiler

Encourage students to grow as scientists and writers by moving beyond recounting how they completed their work and toward explaining what they learned. This book presents proven methods for supporting improvement in how students write and think about science.
Outdoor Inquiries

Patricia McGlashan, Kristen Gasser, et al.

Conducting investigations beyond the four walls of the classroom is an ideal way for students to develop scientific thinking while practicing the skills of data collection and analysis. This practical handbook will be your guide to stepping outside of traditional science instruction.
Seeing the Science in Children's Thinking

David Hammer, Emily van Zee

Seamless Assessment in Science

Sandra K Abell, Mark J Volkmann

An effective inquiry-based curriculum must align with assessment strategies that mirror the investigatory spirit, rather than relying solely on traditional, end-of-unit tests that eschew process for product. This book offers a variety of options and entry points to assessment that parallels inquiry-driven instruction.
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