Story Starters and Science Notebooking Developing Student Thinking Through Literacy and Inquiry by Sandy Buczynski, Kristin Fontichiaro


Story Starters and Science Notebooking Developing Student Thinking Through Literacy and Inquiry by Sandy Buczynski, Kristin Fontichiaro

Story Starters and Science Notebooking: Developing Student Thinking Through Literacy and Inquiry is designed to provide a meaningful, comfortable framework in which teachers and parents can encourage elementary children to explore scientific ideas in an inquiry-oriented format. * Introduction * Notebooking activities * Problems to solve * Background information for teachers * 60 illustrations and halftones * 24 figures * Appendix


This book shows how to use the power of story and inquiry to promote student thinking in science in grades 3-6. Although the stories in the book are original, the instructional approach is grounded in classroom practice and educational research on activation of prior knowledge, organization of information, and metacognition. - Reference & Research Book News This intriguing way of teaching science will appeal to both boys and girls... Recommended. - Library Media Connection

About the Author

Sandy Buczynski is an assistant professor of education at the University of San Diego, CA. Kristin Fontichiaro is an elementary library media specialist in Birmingham, MI.

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216 pages


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Publication date

19th May 2009



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