Addressing the Standards for Mathematical Practice in K–5
Author: Jeanne White
Learn how children’s literature can help K–5 students see the real-life applications of mathematical concepts. This user-friendly book shows how to use stories to engage students in building critical reasoning, abstract thinking, and communication skills, all while helping students understand the relevance of math in their everyday lives. Each chapter is dedicated to one of the eight Standards for Mathematical Practice, and offers examples of children’s literature that can be used to help students develop that practice. You’ll find out how to: Encourage students to persevere in solving mathematical problems and use multiple approaches to find the answer; Help students reason abstractly with the aid of concrete objects and visuals; Guide students in constructing arguments to explain their reasoning and engage in critical discussion with their peers; Teach students to recognize mathematical patterns and use them to solve problems efficiently; And more! The book offers activities for beginners as well as for more advanced problem solvers. Each chapter also provides guidance for ELLs and students with special needs, so no matter your classroom environment, you’ll be able to use these strategies to make math class more dynamic, engaging, and fun.
Using Nonfiction to Promote Science Literacy, Grades 3–5
Author: Jessica Fries-Gaither,Terry Shiverdecker
Publisher: NSTA Press
In Inquiring Scientists, Inquiring Readers, science educators Jessica Fries-Gaither and Terry Shiverdecker help teachers blend literacy into elementary science instruction. This unique book will show teachers how to teach science using a variety of nonfiction text sets (such as field guides, reference books, and narrative expository texts) and replace individual lessons with a learning-cycle format (including hands-on investigations, readings, directed discussion, and problem solving). Research-based and teacher-friendly, Inquiring Scientists, Inquiring Readers shows how inquiry can engage your students in reading nonfiction texts, discussing important science concepts, and writing to both develop understanding and share information. Here are some of the book’s special features: • Eight units covering life, physical, Earth, and space science—from “Drip Drop Detectives: Exposing the Water Cycle” to “Classroom Curling: Exploring Forces and Motion” to “Beaks and Biomes: Understanding Adaptation in Migrating Organisms.” Two additional units cover the nature of science. All units have been classroom-tested for effectiveness and align with the National Science Education Standards and the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts. • Detailed scientific background, common misconceptions associated with the content, an annotated list of the texts in the text set, safety considerations, reproducible student pages, and suggested assessments. • Authentic, inquiry-based contexts for reading, writing, and discussion through read-alouds, collaborative activities, graphic organizers, and writing prompts. Inquiring Scientists, Inquiring Readers will change the way you think about engaging your students. The authors show that it’s possible to integrate literacy into elementary-level science instruction without sacrificing quality in either area.
" ... contains useful information and concepts that teachers can apply in the classroom and other instructional settings. ... There is also a detailed resource section listing children's literature and websites that can enhance your instructional practice ... This helpful and comprehensive resource can be used by preservice teachers, by experienced teachers and administrators, for development of staff at all levels, and by individuals in Alternate Route Teacher Certification programs."--P.  of cover.
Help your students become 21st century thinkers! Developed for grades K-2, this resource provides teachers with strategies to build every student's mastery of high-level thinking skills, promote active learning, and encourage students to analyze, evaluate, and create. Model lessons are provided as they integrate strategy methods including questioning, decision-making, creative thinking, problem solving, and idea generating. This professional strategies notebook includes a Teacher Resource CD. This resource is correlated to the Common Core and other state standards and is aligned to the interdisciplinary themes from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills.
This workbook presents valuable research information in a non-threatening and non-statistical format. Educators can easily progress through the book and begin practicing research in the classroom to better meet the needs of their students.
For each featured title, you'll find a book summary, as well as an easy-to-read list of primary content standards. This book also includes: related math vocabulary to share with students; suggestions for sharing each story; step-by-step activities to reinforce key math skills and concepts; reproducible charts, activities, patterns, and games; suggestions for connecting to other areas of the curriculum; and additional resources for learning more.
This study points to the potential of the measurement model to support students' understanding of part/whole relations. Implications for future research include exploring the potential of adapting the linear measurement model for use in other fractional domains including discrete quantity and area, and for research focused on the strategic use of external representations to support students' learning of complex mathematical ideas.
Publisher: Bananenblau - Der Praxisverlag für Pädagogen
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Ruby langweilt sich. Sie setzt sich vor den Computer, aber die Maus funktioniert nicht. Ruby und die Maus machen sich gemeinsam daran, dem Problem auf den Grund zu gehen. Ruby lernt dabei Bits, Logikgatter, Bestandteile der Computerhardware (CPU, GPU, RAM und Massenspeicher) sowie das Betriebssystem und verschiedene Programme kennen. Schließlich finden Ruby und die Maus auf clevere Weise den Fehler und beheben ihn. Doch funktioniert der Computer noch? Dieses Buch erzählt von einer Reise ins Innere der Maschine, die unser aller Leben bestimmt. Wir sind umgeben von unermüdlich arbeitenden Computern. Doch was wäre, wenn es eine Möglichkeit geben würde, einen Blick in ihr Inneres zu werfen? Wo sind die Einsen und Nullen, auf deren Grundlage der Computer eigentlich funktioniert?
Following the sensational success of Pancardi's Pride (the first novel by Ron Clooney) he asks us to step onto his roller-coaster ride once again. Hold onto your hat and sanity as this tale twists your imagination and stomach into knots.
Written for students beginning a formal study of chemistry, this volume encompasses many different topics in and approaches to introductory chemistry. Chapters are devoted to topics such as the atom, elements and the periodic table, bonding, equilibrium and kinetics, solutions, acids and bases, and chemical reactions. Several chapters discuss broad areas of chemistry including organic chemistry, biochemistry, environmental chemistry, and industrial chemistry. Illustrations and diagrams help the student understand chemical structures and reactions, and numerous tables present a wealth of reference information. The historical developments of chemical concepts are traced, and biographical information is provided on key individuals responsible for the development of modern chemistry. Appendices include an extensive bibliography, a glossary of over 400 chemical terms, an overview of Nobel laureates in chemistry, and an element reference table. This book will be of use not only to students, but also to anyone seeking an overview of the field. Teachers of all grades can use Basics of Chemistry as a practical general reference.
Facts and Pictures about Authors and Illustrators of Books for Young People
Author: Lisa Kumar
Publisher: Gale Cengage
Category: Literary Criticism
Series covers individuals ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries cover: personal life, career, writings and works in progress, adaptations, additional sources, and photographs.
Aaron Sanderson has wanted Jasmine Campbell since high school, but as a teen, he didn’t stand a chance. Ten years have passed, and Aaron has all the confidence he needs to deal with the opposite sex. He figures he knows just how to get to Jasmine too—with an aloof demeanor and a firm hand—he just never realized how firm she’d want that hand to be. Jasmine’s back in Leyton’s Headland and determined to make up for past mistakes by keeping her sister’s business afloat. For that, she needs Aaron’s help. A fun, vanilla fling might be just what she needs to cleanse her sexual palate after an affair with a Dom turned sour. Before long, she and Aaron are steaming up the sheets. But once acknowledged, some cravings can’t be denied, and when Jasmine confesses her submissive desires to Aaron, he proves himself to be surprisingly adaptable. Each story in the Wild Crush series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed in any order. Series order: Book #1: Unforgettable Summer Book #2: Irrepressible Jasmine Book #3: Eternal Brand Book #4: Imperfect Penelope Book #5: Unbreakable Hope