Science Through Children s Literature

Author: Carol M. Butzow
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563086519
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
This groundbreaking, critically acclaimed, and best-selling resource features more than 30 exciting instructional units that integrate all areas of the curriculum and serve as models to educators at all levels. Adopted as a supplementary text in schools of education nationwide, this resource features outstanding children's fiction books that are rich in scientific concepts yet equally well known for their strong story lines and universal appeal.

Social Studies Through Children s Literature

Author: Anthony D. Fredericks
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9780872879706
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
Themes include child and self, family, community and neighborhood, city and country, states and regions, nation and country, and the world.

The Natural World Through Children s Literature

Author: Carol M. Butzow
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 1591583519
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Download Now
Well-known authors, Carol and John Butzow consider over 25 picture books and correlating integrated activities in all curricular areas that provide examples in nature for children to observe, describe, and appreciate.

More Science Through Children s Literature

Author: Carol M. Butzow
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563082665
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Download Now
Due to popular demand, the Butzows have created more fascinating thematic units of instruction to help make science understandable and enjoyable to young learners. Based on 21 outstanding children's literature titles, these chapters provide you with a wide variety of ideas and activities to engage students in learning about life, earth, space, and physical science and technology. Hands-on and inquiry-based topics, games, puzzles, and word searches are just some of the fascinating projects you'll find. Vocabulary lists, concepts and applications, and other valuable background information are also provided. This exciting approach allows you to build on the appeal of stories, connecting them to real-life experiences to build skills and understanding in students. Grades K - 3 (adaptable to other grades).

Exploring the Environment Through Children s Literature

Author: Carol M. Butzow
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563086502
Format: PDF, Docs
Download Now
With the power of stories you can generate student interest in nature and the environment while building skills across the curriculum! Using contemporary and classic children's literature as springboards to learning, this resource offers dozens of stimulating extension activities that engage young learners and teach them important concepts and skills in science, social studies, language, math, music, and art. You'll find puzzles, word searches, suggestions for computer projects, and more for such beloved titles as The Little House, Water Dance, and Brother Eagle, Sister Sky. Many of the activities are presented in reproducible format, so they're ready for the classroom. And lists of resources for further study are given for each book. Grades K - 4: (adaptable to higher levels).

More Social Studies Through Children s Literature

Author: Anthony D. Fredericks
Publisher: Intellect Books
ISBN: 9781563087615
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
Disscusses award-winning titles, including summaries, applicable social science discipline, NCSS thematic strands, critical-thinking questions, and related books and activities.

Investigating Natural Disasters Through Children s Literature

Author: Anthony D. Fredericks
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563088612
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Download Now
Suggests activities and projects based on children's books about storms, volcanoes, earthquakes, and other natural disasters to increase understanding of science, the forces of nature, and their effects on human society.

Teaching Physical Science Through Children s Literature

Author: Susan Enid Gertz
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781883822347
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
Inspired by favorite childrens stories, this book is a complete guide to an innovative approach that meshes physical science and language arts while emphasizing the process skills common to both areas. Pedagogical strategies for both reading and science are featured, and many lessons include suggestions for learning centers and masters for reproducible flip cards and data sheets. Each of the 20 lessons addresses a category of the National Science Education Standards and includes an easy-to-understand science explanation. Appropriate for grades K4.

Children With Multiple Mental Health Challenges

Author: Sarah Landy, Ph.D., C.Psych
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826199615
Format: PDF
Download Now
"...[T]his book provides valuable information on taking care of children with complex mental health challenges. Chapters present information in tabular format, which makes the book easy to use in practice. The case vignettes are practical and helpful in understanding a child as a unique case and not just a diagnosis. The list of the most valid and reliable screening and assessment tools is valuable, as is the information on useful websites. The book also clearly provides up-to-date, basic information on neurobiology and genetics, as well as ongoing research in the field."--Doody's Medical Reviews Mental health practitioners who work with children are often confronted with complex, difficult-to-treat mental health issues that do not respond to conventional methods of psychotherapy. These children have a web of multiple impairments that are comprised not just of emotional and behavioral issues, but also learning and other cognitive disorders.Children With Multiple Mental Health Challenges presents an innovative, evidence-based approach to understanding and treating this difficult population that integrates the child's development and functioning into diagnosis and treatment. It does not rely on diagnostic categories alone, but explores the functioning of children in several dimensions of development and considers multiple levels of influence. The book builds on an individualized, integrated approach to present a variety of evidence-based strategies for working with children with multiple challenges. It considers children from preschool age to adolescence with a number of severe difficulties. These may include extreme aggression, oppositional defiant behavior, significant anxiety and depression, cognitive and academic challenges, delays in speech and language, problems with attention and concentration, sensory integration problems, and unresolved trauma. The treatment strategies included can be used by various specialists within the intervention team, as well as by parents and teachers. Key Features: Presents an innovative approach to working with children with multiple disorders, often the most challenging cases for clinicians Moves beyond standard "recipes" for treatment planning to encompass developmental (including social and biological factors) and functional aspects of working with children Includes case studies as well as detailed treatment plans Offers treatment strategies that can be used by the intervention team, teachers and parents