Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons, Kindergarten, Expanded Edition: Using Children’s Books for Three-Dimensional Learning

by: Emily Morgan and Karen Ansberry

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There’s a lot to love about this newly expanded book in the Picture-Perfect Science series: You can combine STEM and reading through lively lessons that are just right for your kindergarten students. Also, reading-comprehension strategies are embedded in all 10 ready-to-teach lessons, some updated and some that are brand new. The goal is to help your young scientists learn to read and read to learn while engaging in activities that blend science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Your students will love Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons, Kindergarten, Expanded Edition because of the captivating fiction and nonfiction books at the core of the lessons. For example, they can learn about technologies that solve problems using the book The Handiest Things in the World. They can apply their knowledge of forces and motion to design a game with Oscar and the Cricket: A Book About Moving and Rolling. And they can design and build a model habitat after reading I Wanna Iguana.

You’ll also love it because the veteran teachers who wrote this new edition understand that you need an approach that’s easy to use and makes the most of class time. Picture Perfect STEM Lessons, Kindergarten, Expanded Edition brings you

• Engaging content and helpful teacher supports that cover phenomena that students find interesting and relevant, more questioning strategies to drive student sensemaking, three-dimensional prompts and activities, and updated reading strategies.

• Ready-to-use lessons containing engagement activities, hands-on explorations, student pages, and opportunities for STEM education outside of school.

• Assessments, including ideas for poster sessions, writing assignments, design challenges, and presentations.

• Standards-based objectives aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core State Standards.

More teacher-tested lessons. More standards-based content. And a kid-magnet formula that will get your students more engrossed in STEM while they improve their reading skills. What’s not to love?

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Type NSTA Press BookPub Date June 14, 2022ISBN 978-1-68140-847-7Stock # PB458XK

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