To Look Closely

Science and Literacy in the Natural World

Whether it's a trickling stream, a grassy slope, or an abandoned rail line, the natural world offers teachers a wonderful resource around which to center creative, inquiry-based learning throughout the year. Nobody knows this better than veteran teacher Laurie Rubin. In To Look Closely: Science and Literacy in the Natural World, she demonstrates how nature study can help students become careful, intentional observers of all they see, growing into stronger readers, writers, mathematicians, and scientists in the process.

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Whether it's a trickling stream, a grassy slope, or an abandoned rail line, the natural world offers teachers a wonderful resource around which to center creative, inquiry-based learning throughout the year. Nobody knows this better than veteran teacher Laurie Rubin. In To Look Closely: Science and Literacy in the Natural World, she demonstrates how nature study can help students become careful, intentional observers of all they see, growing into stronger readers, writers, mathematic...read more

About the Author(s)

Laurie Rubin taught first and second grades in Ithaca, New York for twenty-three years where nature study became the heart of her curriculum. She currently consults and presents on a variety of education topics including literacy and critical thinking skills.

Table of Contents

  •  Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Why Nature Study?
  • Chapter 1: Ten Tips for Getting Started on Nature Study
  • Chapter 2: Moments of Science
  • Chapter 3: A Year at the Stream - Autumn
  • Chapter 4: A Year at the Stream - Winter
  • Chapter 5: A Year at the Stream - Spring
  • Chapter 6: Literacy Through Nature Study - Reading
  • Chapter 7: Literacy Through Nature Study - Writing
  • Chapter 8: Creating Stewards of the Natural World
  • Postscript
  • Appendixes

Product Details

Grade Range: 1-6
Media: 256 pp/paperMedia: E-BookMedia: E-Book/Print Bundle
Year: 2013
Item No: 0992Item No: 1001Item No: B992
ISBN: 978-157110-992-7ISBN: 978-162531-001-9ISBN: 978-15711B-992-7

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