When you combine science instruction with the enjoyment of literature you achieve new learning dimensions. The ideas, selected books, and exciting activities described in Literature-Based Science allow you to make learning about science interesting. The book is organized by grade levels, with each level divided into thematic units. Student objectives are clearly stated for each science theme, followed by a fully annotated list of the best children's books that use science as part of their stories. The authors also describe related activities and follow-up activities that help make reading and learning fun. This book affords you the flexibility to select those activities that best fit your students' instructional needs.
CHRISTINE ROOTS HEFNER is the library media specialist at Eisenhower Elementary School in Norman, Oklahoma. She is graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, wh a B.S. in education a M.L.I.S. from the University of Oklahoma, Norman. Ms. Hefner has also worked as a first grade teacher. Ms. Hefner coauthored with Kathryn Roots Lewis, a chapter entitled The Multicultural Language Arts/English Curriculum and the Media Specialist in the book Multicultural Aspects of Library Programs, compiled by Kathy Howard Latrobe and Mildred Knight Laughlin.KATHRYN ROOTS LEWIS is the library information specialist for Norman (Oklahoma) Public Schools. She has a B.S. in special education from the University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond and a M.L.I.S. from the University of Oklahoma, Norman. Ms. Lewis has worked as a special education teacher and a library media specialist. Ms. Lewis coauthored with Christine Roots Hefner, a chapter entitled The Multicultural Language Arts/English Curriculum and the Media Specialist in the book Multicultural Aspects of Library Programs, compiled by Kathy Howard Latrobe and Mildred Knight Laughlin.
Introduction: Why Use Children's Literature to Teach Science? ix Chapter 1 Kindergarten/Transitional/First Grade 1 Life Science-Animals 1 Life Science-Plants 10 Human Body 17 Earth Science 25 Space 32 Energy and Motion 37 Ecology 41 Nonprint Sources for K-T-1 46 Chapter 2 Second Grade/Third Grade 48 Life Science-Animals 48 Life Science-Plants 60 Human Body 68 Earth Science 74 Space 83 Energy and Motion 90 Ecology 97 Nonprint Sources for Grades 2-3 105 Chapter 3 Fourth Grade/Fifth Grade 109 Life Science-Animals 109 Life Science-Plants 117 Human Body 124 Earth Science 130 Space 140 Energy and Motion 145 Ecology 153 Nonprint Sources for Grades 4-5 167 Index 173