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Moorberg, Colby J. – Natural Sciences Education, 2020
The rising cost of textbooks is a barrier to higher education for many students. Open textbooks are one potential solution, though few open textbooks exist for agriculture and natural science disciplines. Here, I present a case study examining my selection of assigned reading material for a college course on soil and water conservation. Potential…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Annotated Bibliographies, Soil Science, Conservation (Environment)
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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
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Wickens, Corrine M.; Wedwick, Linda – Voices from the Middle, 2011
Looking backwards, discussions around sexual orientation and sexual identity have been noticeably absent at the middle grades. As a result, middle grade teachers may find it difficult to know how to effectively select age-appropriate materials that include LGBTQ issues and content. To move the field forward, the authors specifically highlight four…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, Consciousness Raising, Educational Environment, Reading Material Selection
Genco, Barbara – School Library Journal, 2011
In this article, the author describes ten nonfiction books she recommends for adults: (1) "My Reading Life" (Pat Conroy); (2) "Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea" (Barbara Demick); (3) "Learning to Die in Miami: Confessions of a Refuge Boy" (Carlos Eire); (4) "The Perfect Shape + The Perfect Sauce =…
Descriptors: Nonfiction, Reading Materials, Adults, Annotated Bibliographies
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Science Teacher, 2010
What makes an outstanding book for a young reader? Although it would be hard to create a rubric for every book, experienced teachers recognize them quickly. They fascinate and captivate with both their content and style. Award-winning trade books inspire young readers to want more... more information, more books, more inquiry, more science. The…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Texley, Juliana – Science Teacher, 2010
What makes an outstanding book for a young reader? Although it would be hard to create a rubric for every book, experienced teachers recognize them quickly. They fascinate and captivate with both their content and style. Award-winning trade books inspire young readers to want more... more information, more books, more inquiry, more science. The…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education, Reading Materials, Science Instruction
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
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Maples, Lucy; Applin, Janet L. – Community & Junior College Libraries, 2009
This article takes on the issue of understanding children with special needs by providing an annotated bibliography of stories about children with special needs. Four areas are addressed: autism spectrum disorders, Down syndrome, Tourette syndrome, and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Each area is described with its typical…
Descriptors: Autism, Hyperactivity, Down Syndrome, Special Needs Students
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
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