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Julie Castaneda Julie Castaneda 1930 Points

Hello all! I am a college undergraduate student at UMBC. I am currently taking an elementary education class that teaches us how to teach science in elementary school classrooms. I have found recently, that it is difficult to find books for science for multiple grade levels that are engaging, literacy rich, culturally enriching, and interesting as well as instructive. I know I am just starting and that many of the educators or future educators that use this forum might have more experience with the matter and I wanted to ask for anyone's suggestions in how to find books or places that provide these resources that are good for teachers to use. I know that many of you will present a rating system if you provide names so I am anxious to hear about what the community can pass along! I hope that this post helps others collect a library of read aloud or excerpts that really incorporate science, literacy and curiosity. Thanks in advance for your help! Julie Castaneda

Julie Castaneda Julie Castaneda 1930 Points

Dear Adah: Thank you so much for your information. I visited the links that you recommended and saw that they will be very useful and provide a broad variety of resources that I can use in the classroom in order to be able to promote science and creative thinking. Thanks so much for posting a reply! Julie

Julie Castaneda Julie Castaneda 1930 Points

Dear Adah: Thank you so much for your information. I visited the links that you recommended and saw that they will be very useful and provide a broad variety of resources that I can use in the classroom in order to be able to promote science and creative thinking. Thanks so much for posting a reply! Julie

Amanda Marshall Amanda Marshall 1475 Points

Thank you Adah for that link! I love to integrate books into my lessons. I am a student teacher so I am planning what books I want for my future class library. This is a great help!

Kathy Renfrew Kathleen Renfrew 37248 Points

Julie and Amanda,

I love the idea you are trying to connect science and literacy. Literacy is one one component of science learning. NSTA has an amazing resource a list developed every year of Outstanding Trade Books. The books for this year were just chosen and the list should be public soon.I was on the committee that chose the books for the last 3 years. Here is a link to the books for 2014 and before
NSTA Outstanding Trade Books

Sibnish Ali Sibnish Ali 2570 Points

Whenever I want to integrate literature in a science lesson I usually search a website called Pinterest, and it was numerous books relating to any science topic. You can also search the Barnes and Nobel website and it give you a variety of books you can look through.

Abnerys Leon Abnerys Leon 4810 Points

Hello, The links provided through this forum are extremely helpful. I am also an undergraduate student studying elementary education. This has given me an idea to use books to help teach students science concepts. Thank you for sharing your advice and questions that have helped others like myself as well.

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