2022 Chicago National Conference

July 21-23, 2022

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FILTERS APPLIED:6 - 8, Presentation, Developing Scientific Literacy in the Science and STEM Classroom, Informal Education


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Continuing the Curiosity: From Picture Books to Books for Older Readers

Saturday, July 23 • 9:20 AM - 10:20 AM

McCormick Place - W193b

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NSTA 2022 - Continuing the Curiosity - Bibliography.pdf
Bibliobraphy of 70+ books to help children continue the curiosity piqued by reading STEM books
NSTA 2022 - Continuing the Curiosity - Bibliography.pdf
Bibiliography over 70+ titles to help children encourage their curiosity

STRAND: Developing Scientific Literacy in the Science and STEM Classroom

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Picture books often pique a child’s interest in a STEM topic, igniting their interest in learning more about it. Once they’re ready to dig deeper, how do they find books to let them do so? The difference between STEM picture books and longer-form ones isn’t just the number of words. How can teachers help students transition from reading books where so much of the information is in the illustrations to ones where the text carries most of the content. For many students, this involves learning a new skill set. And what about older students who aren’t quite ready yet to tackle a longer book? How do they find STEM picture books that are appropriate for their age and reading level? In this talk, we’ll gives examples of two books on the same topic. First, we’ll pair picture books for younger and older readers. Second, we connect picture books with related long-form books. Either way, this gives students a way to continue their curiosity.

How to transition students from reading picture books to longer-form books.

Laurie Wallmark (Author: Ringoes, NJ), Jennifer Swanson (Author/Teacher: Jacksonville, FL)

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