Book Title: Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons, K 2: Using Children s Books to Inspire STEM Learning - PB422X1
Publisher: National Science Teachers Association - NSTA Press
Author: Emily Morgan
Teachers in our district have been fans of Picture-Perfect Science for years, and it s made a huge impact on how they fit science into their school day. We are so excited to do more of the same with these Picture-Perfect STEM books!" Chris Gibler, elementary instructional coach, Blue Springs School District in Missouri "This lively mix of picture books and engaging, standards-based STEM content will be a powerful tool to inspire STEM learning." Andrea Beaty, author of Ada Twist, Scientist; Rosie Revere, Engineer; and Iggy Peck, Architect For teachers eager to integrate STEM into their school day, Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons isan exciting development. This book s 15 kid-friendly lessons convey how science, technology, engineering, and mathematics intersect in the real world. They embed reading-comprehension strategies that integrate the STEM subjects and English language arts through high-quality picture books. You ll help your K 2 students engage in STEM activities while learning to read and reading to learn. Picture-Perfect Science STEM Lessons, K 2 draws on diverse and attention-grabbing books such as The Handiest Things in the World, The Day the Crayons Came Home, and I Wanna Iguana. The lessons will lead your students to ask questions and define problems; obtain, evaluate, and communicate information; and engage in argument from evidence. Along the way, students invent a handy backpack, design their own process for recycling crayons, and build a model habitat for an imaginary pet. Through these lessons and activities, all young students, including reluctant scientists and struggling readers, will quickly find themselves absorbed in STEM-related discovery. Along with these new lessons come the easy-to-use features that have made Picture-Perfect a bestselling series for more than a dozen years: . - Fiction and nonfiction book pairs . - Background reading, materials lists, student pages, and assessments for each lesson . - Connections to science standards and the Common Core State Standards for both English language arts and mathematics. Picture-Perfect STEM is a powerful tool for guiding instruction. You ll love how effective this book is, and your students will love learning about STEM.