Description : Everything you need to create exciting thematic science units can be found in these handy guides. Developed for educators who want to take an integrated approach, these guides contain resource lists, reading selections, and activities that can be easily pulled together for units on virtually any science topic. Chapters identify and describe comprehensive teaching resources (nonfiction) and related fiction reading selections, then detail hands-on science and extension activities that help students learn the scientific method and build learning across the curriculum.
Description : Make nature an integral part of the classroom! With rising childhood obesity rates and children’s heavy use of electronics, the need for quality time in nature is greater than ever. Put away gadgets, turn off screens, and discover all that the natural world has to offer. Celebrate Nature! is filled with hands-on activities to revive children’s connections with nature. Each seasonal section—autumn, winter, spring, and summer—introduces seven themes with countless ways to integrate nature into the classroom. Chapters encourage reflection of your own memories of the seasons and provide activities that address science and discovery, math, blocks and building, language arts, reading, writing, dramatic play, art, and music. Also included are sample letters and suggested at-home activities to support family participation in this important learning. Angela Schmidt Fishbaugh is a pre-kindergarten teacher and certified K–12 art teacher. She leads workshops and seminars focused on the topics of balance, wellness, and educating today's youth.
Description : Week-long units for each letter of the alphabet reinforce developing literacy skills. Read-aloud activities, songs, centers, and snacks provide connections to language arts, math, science, and social studies concepts. Teach these stand-alone units in order, or flow from one theme to the next!
Description : Employs a differentiated, integrated curriculum based on broad themes. In Wonders: Differentiated Curriculum for Kindergarten, students will take imaginary journeys to space and the great rain forests of our world, and discover the complexity of each community that exists in these places. Their curiosity about ancient dinosaurs, exotic insects, and unique plant life will be satisfied by hands-on activities that include fossil exploration and the study of the anatomy of insects and plants. Finally, they will discover the many similarities between machines and their own bodies. Students also will learn the importance of physical fitness.
Description : Childhood is full of wonders. The Wonders curriculum builds on the questions children ask, creating more opportunities for learning. The books in Prufrock's new Differentiated Curriculum Kits employ a differentiated, integrated curriculum based on broad themes. This all-in-one curriculum helps teachers save planning time, ensure compliance with national standards, and most importantly, pique their students' natural excitement and interest in discovery. By participating in the wide variety of activities in the Differentiated Curriculum Kit for Kindergarten, students will learn to discover the wonders around them and gain a lifelong desire to learn. In Wonders Book 2: Plants, Insects, and Dinosaurs, students will wonder about plants, insects, and dinosaurs. Kindergarteners will participate in hands-on experiments related to seed scattering, camouflage, and fossils. Other topics studied within the concept of wonders include plant parts, plant adaptations, dinosaur eating habits, extinction, arachnids, worms, and body characteristics of insects.
Description : Written expressly for early childhood educators, and those who support their professional development, this handbook distills essential knowledge about how to help all PreK-3 learners succeed. Leading experts describe doable ways to create effective learning environments and implement instructional practices with a strong evidence base. Engaging vignettes illustrate discussions of such topics as differentiated instruction, response to intervention, the Common Core standards, social and emotional learning, assessment, and teaching across the curriculum. Each chapter links cutting-edge research to practical applications, examples, and professional development activities.
Description : Adorable Reproducible Patterns With Engaging Writing Prompts Invite kids to create meaningful responses to literature with these engaging, hands-on art and writing projects. First, children enjoy a well-loved story together, then create their own response page that includes a colorful art activity and ready-to-personalize sentence frame. Later, pages can be bound into a class collaborative book! You'll find discussion questions to use before and fater reading, step-by-step instructions for each project, reproducible patterns, cross-curricular links, related reading, and more.
Description : Representing the perspectives of educators in both the science and mathematics communities, this publication is intended to serve as a resource for teachers of students in kindergarten through grade 12 in choosing science- and mathematics-related literature for their schools and classrooms. It contains over 1,000 annotated entries on the physical sciences, earth sciences, life sciences, and mathematics. Formatted for easy use, each entry provides information on the author, publisher and publication date, type of literature, subject emphasis, suggested grade span, and illustrations.
Description : Add extra literacy to everyday teaching! Fast Ideas for Busy Teachers: Language Arts has hundreds of ideas that will fit into a hectic schedule and enliven every aspect of second-grade language arts instruction. The book includes lessons for comprehension, expressive reading, listening, writing, word usage, capitalization, and punctuation. It also includes tips for managing a classroom, getting organized, getting to know students, and implementing behavior management. This 80-page book includes reproducibles and aligns with Common Core State Standards, as well as state and national standards.
Description : Intended to support the national initiative to strengthen learning in areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, this book helps librarians who work with youth in school and public libraries to build better collections and more effectively use these collections through readers' advisory and programming. • Introduces more than 500 STEM resource suggestions for toddlers to young adults • Highlights more than 25 detailed library program or activity suggestions to be paired with STEM book titles • Provides resource suggestions for professional development • Contains bonus sections on STEM-related graphic novels, apps, and other media
Description : Provides advice on selecting nonfiction, discusses using nonfiction for reading aloud, and recommends titles and related works in a variety of subject areas, from "Adoption" to "Wounds and injuries," as well as biographies of people from Sojourner Truth to Helen Keller
Description : Imaginative ideas and activities for popular children's books involve kids in music, pantomime, cooking, math, storytelling, geography, and much more! Provides bulletin board ideas, reproducibles, and answer key.
Description : In the Second Edition of this popular textbook, Galda, Cullinan, and Strickland continue to show new teachers how to use children's literature to support English language arts teaching and learning in kindergarten through eighth-grade classrooms. LANGUAGE, LITERACY, AND THE CHILD presents current theories and research alongside practical classroom applications. With this organization, the authors provide theoretically sound, literature-based practices and teaching ideas to help students as they begin to teach.
Description : This long-awaited revision of a popular book provides information and activities to assist educators and parents in exploring the local environment with children. Fact-filled essays introduce each subject, followed by field-tested, experiential activities that engage students in learning about the natural world. 115 illustrations.
Description : What shall we do with boo-hoo baby? Ask Cat, Dog, Cow and Duck. They try feeding him, bathing him and playing with him, but nothing seems to work. Will they ever get the boo-hoo baby to go to sleep?