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“The number one compliment we hear from teachers is that the lessons are complete and ready to take back to their classrooms and use.”
—Emily Morgan and Karen Ansberry, coauthors of the Picture-Perfect Science Lessons series
Since the debut of the Picture-Perfect Science
books and workshops more than 10 years ago, authors Emily Morgan and Karen Ansberry have learned one thing for certain: Elementary school teachers are constantly clamoring for even more ways to engage children in reading and science through picture books! To meet that demand, the 15 all-new lessons in Even More Picture-Perfect Science Lessons
• Even more convenience:
You can cover reading and science content simultaneously and save time with ready-to-use student pages and assessments.
• Even more confidence in your own expertise:
You get relevant science concepts and reading comprehension strategies to keep your teaching on track.
• Even more ways to entice even reading-phobic children:
Each lesson makes students yearn to learn science from such captivating fiction and nonfiction picture books as Houdini the Amazing Caterpillar; Captain Kidd’s Crew Experiments With Sinking and Floating; and The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.
This latest volume even connects the lessons to A Framework for K–12 Science Education
and the English Language Arts and Literacy Common Core State Standards.
Just as teachers like you have been hoping, Even More Picture-Perfect Science Lessons
delivers the whole package: teacher-friendly lessons, strong standards-based science content, and a kid-magnet formula that will get your students engrossed in science while they improve their reading skills.
Table of Contents
About the Authors
About the Picture-Perfect Science Program
Lessons by Grade
Chapter 1 Why Read Picture Books in Science Class?
Chapter 2 Reading Aloud
Chapter 3 Teaching Science Through Inquiry
Chapter 4 BSCS 5E Instructional Model
Chapter 5 Connecting to the Standards: A Framework for K–12 Science Education and the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts
Chapter 6 Freezing and Melting
Wemberly’s Ice-Cream Star and Why Did My Ice Pop Melt?
Chapter 7 Float Your Boat
Toy Boat and Captain Kidd’s Crew Experiments With Sinking and Floating
Chapter 8 The Wind Blew
The Wind Blew and I Face the Wind
Chapter 9 Harnessing the Wind
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind and Wind Energy: Blown Away!
Chapter 10 Sounds All Around
What’s That Sound? and Sounds All Around
Chapter 11 Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow?
Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow? and What’s Alive?
Chapter 12 Seeds on the Move
Who Will Plant a Tree? and Flip, Float, Fly: Seeds on the Move
Chapter 13 Unbeatable Beaks
Unbeatable Beaks and Beaks!
Chapter 14 Ducks Don’t Get Wet
Just Ducks! and Ducks Don’t Get Wet
Chapter 15 Amazing Caterpillars
Houdini the Amazing Caterpillar, From Caterpillar to Butterfly, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Chapter 16 Fossils Tell of Long Ago
Fossil and Fossils Tell of Long Ago
Chapter 17 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
The Three R’s: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle and Michael Recycle
Chapter 18 What Will the Weather Be?
Come on, Rain! and What Will the Weather Be?
Chapter 19 Sunsets and Shadows
Twilight Comes Twice and Next Time You See a Sunset
Chapter 20 Problem Solvers
Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin and Build It: Invent New Structures and Contraptions