A tree stands on a hill by a river. As the sky changes, so does the tree, its branches filling with clouds, stars, snow, birds, mists, and the golden spring sun. One tree can mean many things. Thomas Locker's lyrical text records the changes in the tree's world just as simply as a child might observe them, and his magnificent paintings crystallize the natural phenomena that embellish the tree on each page. Questions at the bottom of each page lead to a unique discussion in the back of the book, where art and science are intertwined, and further depth is added to the wonder of Sky Tree.
Science & Literature Connections provides an engaging way to explore scientific ideas within literacy instruction time using 32 popular children's books. Most of the selected books are readily available and many of the books have been translated into Spanish. Science & Literature Connections is organized around Bloom's Taxonomy to support a range of thinking levels and to scaffold learning. By using these materials, a teacher can create a higher-level thinking environment around literature connected with science which motivates reluctant readers. The science concepts are based on the National Science Education Standards and align with most states' science standards. Science & Literature Connections was designed for Grades K-3, however many of the "connections" may be adapted for Grades 4-5.
Low-stress tips for challenging high-ability learners Many teachers ask: “What do I do for students who finish their work before everyone else?” If you would like to do more for gifted students and need simple strategies that you can use tomorrow, this book is for you. Inside are helpful methods for challenging students who need more than the regular curriculum can provide. The authors provide practical tools, including: Tips for using existing resources and potential A progression from simpler to more complex adjustments for advanced learners Specific lessons for language arts, math, science, social studies, and the arts
Meet the highly diverse needs of primary students with these differentiated teaching strategies! Designed to help primary teachers value and support the unique experiences and learning styles of diverse young learners, this book offers strategies for promoting intellectual discovery and creative thinking across key discipline areas, tackles issues related to underserved students, and discusses differentiated technology use. This second edition: Includes new charts with strategies for differentiating lessons in math, science, social studies, and language arts Presents new focus questions to help teachers clarify their own priorities and target student needs efficiently Offers Web sites for further reference
This volume brings together evidence-based approaches to interdisciplinary language arts and science instruction. Firmly grounded in the research showing cognitive parallels between the two subjects, and reflecting the many recommendations in recent years for using interdisciplinary instruction at the elementary level, its goal is to help teachers effectively use this kind of instruction in elementary classrooms. The book is organized around three themes: br *Introduction to Interdisciplinary Science and Language Arts Instruction; br *The Influence of Interdisciplinary Science and Language Arts Instruction on Children's Learning; and br *Research on Preparing Elementary Teachers to Use Interdisciplinary Science and Language Arts Instruction br br Each chapter summarizes the research on its focal topic. Examples of research applied to practice, and questions and prompts for discussion and reflection help readers apply what they are reading in their own classroom contexts. Teacher educatorsand prospective and practicing elementary teachers everywhere will benefit from this overview of current research and practice in interdisciplinary science and language arts instruction.
An easy-to-use source for librarians, students and other researchers, each volume in this series provides illustrated biographical profiles of approximately 75 children's authors and artists. This critically acclaimed series covers more than 12,000 individuals, ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries typically cover: personal life, career, writings, works in progress, adaptations, additional sources. A cumulative author index is included in each odd-numbered volume.While Gale strives to replicate print content, some content may not be available due to rights restrictions.Call your Sales Rep for details.
CD-ROM contains a database of information on thousands of children's literature titles, which helps you find titles for a lesson, unit, or read-aloud, or for one specific reader. User can search by topic, author, genre, or title. Software must be installed from CD.