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Connecting to Reading

Connecting to Reading

A well-chosen book can spark students’ interest or make them more open to learning a new concept. The links below will help you identify useful trade books related to elementary science, and other resources that will help you incorporate reading into your science lessons.

Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K–12
National Science Teachers Association,

Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12: National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) (website) - All publications on these lists were selected as outstanding children’s science trade books by a review panel appointed by the National Science Teachers Association, and assembled in cooperation with the Children's Book Council.

Reading and Writing in the Science Classroom
Patricia Bowers

Reading and writing skills are critical to every student’s education. Dr. Bowers explains why and how to strengthen these skills by integrating reading activities into science lessons.

Using Trade Books in Teaching Elementary Science
Diana C. Rice

Using Trade Books in Teaching Elementary Science: Diana C. Rice (PDF) - Trade books are a valuable resource for educators seeking to incorporate new concepts with old ones. This article provides insight on how to select quality trade books to supplement student learning.