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Science and Children, 2016
Science teachers and mentors continue to be challenged to meet the high expectations of "A Framework for K-12 Science Education" and the "Next Generation Science Standards" ("NGSS"). Indeed the "Framework" urges to help learners "[build] progressively more sophisticated explanations of natural…
Descriptors: Science Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Reading Materials, Childrens Literature
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Journal of College Science Teaching, 2013
To supplement the summer reading of National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) members, the NSTA Committee on Research in Science Education suggested a list of science education research articles that were published in the journals of NSTA's affiliates in 2012. These articles covered a variety of topics that include learning about…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Summer Programs, Reading Materials, Science Teachers
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Senokossoff, Gwyn W. – Reading Horizons, 2013
This article discusses the benefits of using picture books with adolescent readers, describes strategies that can be taught with picture books, and provides examples of books the author has used. Some of the topics discussed include: reading comprehension, visual literacy, interactive read-aloud with facilitative talk, literary elements, and…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Adolescents, Literacy Education, Reading Materials
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Baer, Allison L. – History Teacher, 2012
This article aims to present an annotated bibliography of paired books--one fiction and one informational--about multiple topics in history and social studies that, when read together, can help support students' learning through experiencing the topic from multiple perspectives and voices. It begins with a brief rationale for pairing fiction and…
Descriptors: Books, Fiction, Nonfiction, History
Engelfried, Steven – School Library Journal, 2010
Legend has it that when Archimedes made a discovery related to water displacement, he leapt out of a bath declaring, "Eureka!" Whether true or not, the tale serves as a symbol for the notion that a burst of inspiration can lead to an exciting new discovery. Most books about inventions, however, tell a different story. The path from the germ of an…
Descriptors: Science Activities, Intellectual Property, Books, Reading
Center on Instruction, 2009
This annotated bibliography updated from a 2007 edition, is intended as a resource for technical assistance providers as they work with states on adolescent literacy. This revision includes current research and documents of practical use in guiding improvements in grades 4-12 reading instruction in the content areas and in interventions for…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Technical Assistance, Reading Instruction, Literacy
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Texley, Juliana – Science and Children, 2009
Today's classrooms have no real walls! Students explore the world on field trips, during virtual journeys on the world wide web, and through the books they read. These pathways help them fly to the ends of the universe to satisfy their scientific curiosity. Again this year, the professionals of the NSTA/CBC Review Panel for Outstanding Science…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Books, Elementary School Science, Secondary School Science
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Schon, Isabel – Science and Children, 2009
Simple, lively, and easy-to-understand science books in Spanish for the very young are the new reality in the publishing world. In contrast to previous years where there has been a wider selection of books for beginning, middle, and advanced readers, today publishers in the United States (with a few exceptions) seem to be concentrating on books…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Spanish, Science Instruction, Reading Materials
Goldsmith, Francisca – School Library Journal, 2009
During the past year, more than three dozen librarians working with teens in public, school, and college libraries have evaluated books published for the adult market with an eye toward identifying those that are worthy of teen reading as well. By examining more than 600 titles, this journal was able to select about 250 for review across the year.…
Descriptors: High School Students, Reading Material Selection, Reading Materials, War
Heilbrun, Margaret; Hoffert, Barbara; Katterjohn, Anna; McCormack, Heather; Roncevic, Mirela; Williams, Wilda – Library Journal, 2009
Celebrating original voices, highlighting what might otherwise be lost--the "Library Journal" book editors try for a list of best books that they think will make a difference in everyone's reading lives. In other words, they had rather offer readers a sharp, interesting list that challenges than a list no one could complain about--or discuss. A…
Descriptors: Library Materials, Libraries, Reading Materials, Fiction
Gates, Pamela S.; Hall Mark, Dianne L. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2010
As multicultural education is becoming integral to the core curriculum, teachers often implement this aspect into their courses through literature. However, standards and criteria to teach and promote active discussion about this literature are sparse. This book introduces pre-service and experienced teachers to the use of literature to promote…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Core Curriculum, Multicultural Education, Picture Books
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Reading Teacher, 2008
Each year 12,500 school children from different regions of the United States read and vote on the newly published children's and young adults' trade books that they like best. The Children's Choices for 2008 list is the 34th in a series that first appeared as "Classroom Choices" in the November 1975 issue of "The Reading Teacher" (RT), a…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Books, Annotated Bibliographies, Elementary Education
Burns, Ann – Library Journal, 2008
Heard any good books lately? Apparently, lots of people are listening. According to a survey conducted by the Audio Publishers Association, annual audiobook sales are now estimated at $923 million. Customers find books at libraries, retail stores, and through downloading, which is becoming the fastest-growing audiobook format. This article…
Descriptors: Library Materials, Electronic Libraries, Novels, Nonprint Media
Whitney, Jennifer D. – Online Submission, 2007
Book challenges have become more and more frequent in recent years. In particular, those books that address issues most relevant to preteens and teenagers seem to be the object of many challenges. Many of the hundreds of challenged works represent literary classics and high-quality writing for young audiences. Teachers, administrators and other…
Descriptors: Classics (Literature), Adolescents, Literacy, Censorship
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Schon, Isabel – Social Studies, 2004
To encourage Spanish-speaking adolescents to read about other times, peoples, and places, we must expose them to books that will entertain them, captivate them, or inspire them. To do so, we should offer them a wide selection of historical novels that combine imagination with facts--integrated stories with fictional protagonists and suspenseful…
Descriptors: Novels, History, Spanish, Adolescent Literature
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