Presentation on theme: "Using Children’s Literature to Enhance Your Science Curriculum"— Presentation transcript:
1 Using Children’s Literature to Enhance Your Science Curriculum Integrating Science and Literature15 slides-Compiled 04/18/04 by.Dr. Marjorie Anne Wallace, Elementary Science Resource Teacher, 2004
2 Science Education Standards National Science Education Standards:As a result of activities in grades K-4, students should develop the abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry and to understand the process of inquiry.Benchmarks for Science Literacy:Student goals relating to understanding the scientific world view and the process of scientific inquiry
3 Why Link Science with Literacy? TimeThink Critically with TextScience vocabulary developmentEncourages purposeful use of Language, Writing extensionsEnriches formal & informal discourseRead, Write, and Think like actual scientist.Familiarity with reading and writingCompliment and Enrich
4 Process Skills Process skills Science skills Language skills Observing Five sensesLab equipmentDiscriminating shapes, sounds, syllables, wordsPredicting & evaluatingForm idea of expected resultsForm idea of expected event or outcomeCollecting dataMeasure & record dataTake notes, use reference dataInvestigatingCollect & analyze dataAsk questions, investigate
5 Process skills Process skills Science skills Language skills Interpreting dataRead table, graphs, diagramsCause-and-effect, organize factsClassifyingGroupingSequencing,compare &contrastForming conclusionsCritical analysisCritical analysis ID main ideasCommunicate resultsExchange infoDescribe clearly
6 Process Skills Process skill Science skill Language skill BOTH: InquiryGrounded in InquiryCommunicateOral language, Reading, writing, Photos, drawingsOral language,Reading, writingPhotos, drawingKnowledge basedBuild knowledge of natural world
8 Books with science content TextbooksTrade bookNon-fictionBig booksBiographiesFictionPoetry
9 Effective Strategies: Promote Strategic & Independent Readers What Good Readers Dobefore, after, and during=Look through the book and think about what they see.Ask questions about what they are readingCheck to make sure they know what they read by retelling the events.
10 Effective Strategies What Good Readers Do when their reading breaks down:Look at the PicturesSay the beginning sound(s)Stretch the Word OutSkip the word, read to the endof the sentenceGo back and read againfixing readingAsk for Help!
11 Why Use Trade Books and Nonfiction to Support Science? Builds On Prior KnowledgeAttracts children & meets their interestsProvides authentic opportunities toRead & WriteBrings science down totheir levelProvides opportunity for Read Alouds, Guided Reading, Shared reading, and Independent reading.
12 Setting the Stage Discuss what scientist and writers have in common: Solve problemsRead, study, & writeCome up with questions that Inspire andInvestigate themKeep notes & JournalsUse their sensesThinkScienceScienceLiteratureLiteratureArtsArts
13 Advantages of Integration: Maximize use of timeEngage in purposeful reading, in groups / independent readOpportunity to practice reading, language, andoral communicationLink science content withliteracy standardsEnhance critical reading & researchForm strategies that inform comprehending & communicating the bookMultiliteracies / genre.
14 How to start! (smile) Science Trade books! 4-5 books on same topic/ different authorsRead then share infoBig BooksRead Aloud/Stop/TalkWrite, draw pics, design models, flip books,activities…Graphic organizers,Cornell notes, marginaliaGet rid of inaccurate books-They confuse children!Lots of reading,discussing, summarizing,& writing!
15 Where can I find good books? Your Language Arts & science district supervisorsChildren’s Book Council-March annual“Outstanding Trade Books in Science”Society of Children’s Book Writers & IllustratorsSchool librarians-excellent sourceSet up your own in-house reading group