ERIC Number: ED451052
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
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Science To Go: Fact and Fiction Learning Packs.
This book demonstrates how to specifically pair a fiction and nonfiction book of the same theme and package them with copies of question and activity sheets to provide students with take-home learning packets for independent learning and family use. For each grade level in K-3, 15 topic areas are explored through two books with a common theme. After reading the books, students are invited to complete activities and answer questions on two sheets, one for each book. Parents can read the books aloud and pose discussion questions orally. Activities include making a sign to promote Earth-friendly habits and creating an animal book that shows how pollution does or could affect individual creatures. Organized to coordinate with the Core Knowledge Curriculum, the themes are integral to an elementary program. Topics include baby animals, feet, hands, pigs, puddles, sleep, wind, the big dipper, camouflage, dinosaur extinction, germs, volcanoes, whales, ants, digestion, growing gardens, snow, teeth, birds, fish, the moon landing, outer space, and waterways. (SAH)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Parents as Teachers, Reading, Science Activities, Science Instruction, Student Motivation
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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