U-STARS~PLUS Science & Literature Connections

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U-STARS~PLUS Science & Literature Connections

Using Science, Talents, and Abilities to Recognize Students~Promoting Learning for Underrepresented Students
Publication date: July 2009
ISBN: 9780865865006

Over 30 lesson plans to support delivery of science content for Grades K-3, via student-friendly fiction books!

Product number: P6151

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Science & Literature Connections provides an engaging way to explore scientific ideas within literacy instruction time using 32 popular children's books. Most of the selected books are readily available and many of the books have been translated into Spanish. Science & Literature Connections is organized around Bloom's Taxonomy to support a range of thinking levels and to scaffold learning. By using these materials, a teacher can create a higher-level thinking environment around literature connected with science which motivates reluctant readers. The science concepts are based on the National Science Education Standards and align with most states' science standards. Science & Literature Connections was designed for Grades K-3, however many of the "connections" may be adapted for Grades 4-5.

Pages: 210
Publisher: Council for Exceptional Children
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U-STARS~PLUS is designed to support teachers in the early recognition and nurturing of potential in children from economically disadvantaged and/or culturally/linguistically different families, and in children with disabilities. The series includes an observation tool and protocol to help teachers recognize children with outstanding potential who have often been overlooked; Classroom materials for connecting science and texts (both fiction and nonfiction) through the use of questioning strategies that promote higher level thinking; family science take-home packets to help families become more involved in their child’s learning; and professional development modules to support teachers’ abilities to recognize and nurture potential in their classrooms.