Teaching through Trade Books: Seeing the Seasons

by: Brenda Shackleford

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Children’s literature can be a wonderful springboard for classroom learning, motivating students to think scientifically, and helping them develop important science-process skills. The following books: When the Root Children Wake Up and Sky Tree which focus on recognizing and observing the signs of the seasons, will inspire students to look carefully at their surroundings. In the unit described here, changes of the season are observed through the examination of one specific tree. This article includes an activity in which students observe a tree through the seasons.

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Type Journal ArticlePub Date 3/1/2003Stock # sc03_040_06_14Volume 040Issue 06

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