Perfect Pairs (Grades K-2)

Using Fiction and Nonfiction Picture Books to Teach Life Science, K-2

Hands-on lessons can be fun and compelling, but when it comes to life science, they aren't always possible, practical, effective, or safe. Children can't follow a lion as it stalks a gazelle, visit the exotic kapok tree in a rain forest, or swim alongside the underwater life in a pond. But they can explore a whole world of animals, plants, and ecosystems through the pages of beautifully illustrated, science-themed picture books.

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Hands-on lessons can be fun and compelling, but when it comes to life science, they aren't always possible, practical, effective, or safe. Children can't follow a lion as it stalks a gazelle, visit the exotic kapok tree in a rain forest, or swim alongside the underwater life in a pond. But they can explore a whole world of animals, plants, and ecosystems through the pages of beautifully illustrated, science-themed picture books.

Perfect Pairs, which marries fiction and nonfict...read more

About the Author(s)

Melissa Stewart is an award-winning author of more than 150 science-themed nonfiction books for children. She also maintains the blog Celebrate Science (celebratescience.blogspot.com) and offers school visits and teacher inservice programs that focus on nonfiction writing, using children’s books to address curriculum standards, and creative ways to integrate science and language arts instruction. Her website is www.melissa-stewart.com.

Nancy Chesley was an elementary teacher for twenty-six years and a K–5 science and literacy specialist for six years. She won the Presidential Award for Excellence in Elementary Science Teaching in 2001 and the Milken Foundation National Distinguished Educator Award in 2002. She received a BA in elementary education and an MSEd in literacy education from the University of Southern Maine.

Table of Contents

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Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Getting Started
Meeting the Standards
Lessons for Kindergarten
Lessons for Grade 1
Lessons for Grade 2
Appendixes
Bibliography
Professional References
Credits
Index

Resources

Product Details

Grade Range: K-2
Media: 360 pp/paperMedia: E-BookMedia: E-Book/Print
Year: 2014
Item No: 0958Item No: 1021Item No: B958
ISBN: 978-157110-958-3ISBN: 978-162531-021-7ISBN: 978-15711B-958-3

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