Drop in My Drink

The Story of Water on Our Planet

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Author: Meredith Hooper

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Bks

ISBN: 9781847803351

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 36

View: 1899

This is the story of a drop of water, told by a gifted science writer and illustrated with remarkable paintings. Meredith Hooper takes us back thousands of years to see where the Earth's water came from, and how life began in the oceans and later moved onto land. She describes the water cycle, the relationship between water and living things and between water and erosion. She also discusses important environmental issues and provides a fascinating collection of water facts.

One Well

The Story of Water on Earth

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Author: Rochelle Strauss,Rosemary Woods

Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd

ISBN: 1553379543

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 5139

Uses simple language to explain how all water on the planet is connected and the need to preserve our natural resources for the health of all creatures on Earth.

Every Body Counts, Every Drop Matters

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Author: Donna L. Goodman

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211009316

Category: Political Science

Page: 119

View: 7187

This classroom resource guide is designed to inform students about the world's water resources and get them involved in preserving them. It takes an interdisciplinary and multi-cultural approach to explaining issues and concepts such as water cycle, hydroelectricity and dams, water and health, and water and culture. Each chapter is supplemented with activities such as testing rainwater, making an aquifer or distilling seawater. Also included are features such as games, puzzles, fun facts and questions for discussion. Bibliography and resources for further research are also provided.

Properties of Water

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Author: Alfred J. Smuskiewicz

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 9780836877649

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 4613

Discusses the properties of water, explains its importance to life on Earth and Earth's climate, and describes the places and forms in which water is found on Earth and in the solar system.

Students With Interrupted Formal Education

Bridging Where They Are and What They Need

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Author: Brenda Custodio,Judith B. O'Loughlin

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506359663

Category: Education

Page: 152

View: 9739

New hope for our most vulnerable English learners “One of the guiding principles of effective English language teaching is for educators to know their students. And that in a nutshell captures the value of this book. . . . The compassion that Custodio and O’Loughlin feel for our SIFE students, the commitment they have to educating them well, and the comprehension they have of the assets these learners bring to the classroom are evident in the writing, tools, and vignettes they share.” -Deborah J. Short Under the best of circumstances, the academic demands of today’s classrooms can be daunting to our English learners. But for the tens of thousands of newly arrived students with interrupted formal education, even the social challenges can be outright overwhelming. Rely on this all-in-one guide from Brenda Custodio and Judith O’Loughlin for expert insight on how to build the skills these students need for success in school and beyond. Inside you’ll find Essential background on factors leading to interrupted education Specific focus on refugee children and Latino immigrants Guidance on building internal resilience for long-term social and emotional health Recommendations for creating supportive environments at the classroom, school, and district level About one thing, Brenda and Judith are absolutely convinced: our SIFE students can learn and make progress, often at a remarkable speed. But it’s up to us, their educators, to provide the time, attention, and a specific focus. Consider this book your first step forward.

Explore Water!

25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments

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Author: Anita Yasuda

Publisher: Nomad Press

ISBN: 1936313774

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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Drip—Drop—Splash! Water is essential to all forms of life. Explore Water! 25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments, captures a child’s imagination with an intriguing look at the world of water. Combining hands-on activities with history and science, kids will have fun learning about the water cycle, water resources, drinking water and sanitation, water pollution and conservation, water use, water folklore and festivals, and the latest in water technology. Entertaining illustrations and fascinating sidebars illuminate the topic and bring it to life, while Words to Know highlighted and defined within the text reinforce new vocabulary. Projects include a nilometer, a rain harvester made out of plastic containers, a transpiration experiment, and a mini water wheel. Auxiliary materials include a glossary, and a list of current reference works, websites, museums, and science centers.

The Teacher's Calendar, 1999-2000

The Day-by-day Directory to Holidays, Historic Events, Birthdays and Special Days, Weeks and Months

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Author: Contemporary,Sandra Whiteley,Kim A. Summers

Publisher: NTC Business Books

ISBN: 9780809226627

Category: Anniversaries

Page: 252

View: 3838

This unique calendar includes nearly 4,000 entries useful for classroom teachers of grades K-8. Arranged day by day from August 1, 1999, through July 31, 2000, it will help teachers plan lessons, do bulletin boards, and prepare school calendars.

Reading for Information in Elementary School

Content Literacy Strategies to Build Comprehension

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Author: Nancy Frey,Douglas Fisher

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 274

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Reading for Information in Elementary School: Content Literacy Strategies to Build Comprehension was written to give k-5 teachers the tools they need to lay an educational groundwork that promotes students' success with informational text from the early grades. Packed with research-based, classroom-proven strategies, the book follows a before, during, and after reading format that models the most effective approach to reading for information, focusing on the processes required to develop content literacy. You'll meet the teachers, sit in on their lessons, witness their students' responses, and come away from this book with a model for teaching your students to read successfully for information and a handbook of proven strategies to implement. Features: Examples of instructional strategies-This book follows six elementary teachers (grades K-5) as they utilize strategies with informational texts. These examples are detailed and include student and teacher dialogue to provide readers with the sense they are watching the lesson unhold. Each focus instructional strategy is research-based-The instructional strategies outlined in this book have a research base and have been implemented in schools across the country. Margin notes provide readers with additional information and resources-Readers are referred to other sources of information at common places that they may have questions. A clear process for organizing instruction is provided-The strategies and texts presented in the book follow the before/during/after instructional organization used by teachers to foster reading comprehension. Book covers of informational texts-Each chapter features the covers and bibliographical information of some of the best informational texts available today.

Teaching Reading

A Balanced Approach for Today's Classrooms

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Author: Pamela J. Farris,Carol J. Fuhler,Maria P. Walther

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 590

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A Balanced Approach to Literacy Instruction provides students with a strong background in using a balanced approach to literacy instruction. Using the National Standards for English Language Arts as a guide, the book calls for classroom teachers to become knowledgeable of and to master several literacy instructional practices, applying each when appropriate. A wide variety of literacy instructional practices are clearly presented. Theories are accompanied by practical, research-based ideas that students can use as they complete their field-based experiences and go out into their own classrooms. In addition to its in-depth coverage of phonics, comprehension, assessment, and vocabulary instructional strategies, A Balanced Approach to Literacy Instruction has wide coverage of technology and writing. Ways to meet the needs of diverse student populations are discussed throughout the book. Students also are provided with thorough lesson plans in reading, writing, and technology for them to consider using or adapting for their field based experiences.

Best Books for Children

Preschool Through Grade 6

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Author: John Thomas Gillespie

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Bowker-Greenwood

ISBN: 9780313320682

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1617

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Provides an annotated list of books for children arranged by subject, including literature, biography, the arts, history, geography, business, government, careers, and science.

Horizons, Grade 4

Indiana Edition

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Author: Harcourt School Publishers Staff

Publisher: Hmh School

ISBN: 9780153213526

Category: Indiana

Page: N.A

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The Mailbox

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education, Primary

Page: N.A

View: 561

The Best Children's Literature

A Parent's Guide

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Author: Ellen Trachtenberg

Publisher: Mars Pub Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 344

View: 7318

"From Abiyoyo to Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin, theres a wonderful world of childrens literature to be discovered. With more than 1,000 titles represented, this book comes complete with developmentally appropriate recommendations and an extensive subject index that enable children, parents, caregivers, and educators to find books that are appropriate for particular skills and levels of interest. Also included are interviews with parents and children about their favorite books, a list of awards and their recipients, featured author profiles, and discussions on developing childrens love of reading in this age of multimedia."

The Sacred Balance

Rediscovering Our Place in Nature

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Author: David Suzuki

Publisher: Greystone Books

ISBN: 1926685490

Category: Nature

Page: 304

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In this extensively revised and enlarged edition of his best-selling book, David Suzuki reflects on the increasingly radical changes in nature and science — from global warming to the science behind mother/baby interactions — and examines what they mean for humankind’s place in the world. The book begins by presenting the concept of people as creatures of the Earth who depend on its gifts of air, water, soil, and sun energy. The author explains how people are genetically programmed to crave the company of other species, and how people suffer enormously when they fail to live in harmony with them. Suzuki analyzes those deep spiritual needs, rooted in nature, that are a crucial component of a loving world. Drawing on his own experiences and those of others who have put their beliefs into action, The Sacred Balance is a powerful, passionate book with concrete suggestions for creating an ecologically sustainable, satisfying, and fair future by rediscovering and addressing humanity’s basic needs.

Science for the Elementary and Middle School

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Author: Edward Victor,Richard Dean Kellough

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780130213136

Category: Education

Page: 653

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Text is appropriate for Elementary or Middle School Science Methods. This highly successful science methods text provides current sources of pedagogy, subject-matter content, and exploratory activities in science that are essential for a complete science course. The content correlates to the NSES (standards), examines the most effective teaching methods, and explores how science instruction can help children improve their knowledge and information processing skills. The experienced authors share the best of practice, the most useful research findings, and their richest experiences. Appropriate for education courses, the text is designed to instruct future educators in the fundamentals of teaching science at the elementary and middle school levels.* Presents strategies that integrate learning-Provides illustrations of how they may be used. * Increases the emphasis on how students can access science information and make sense of it through the use of visual and technological tools. * More than 750 activities and experiments for the elementary school curriculum-Includes exploratory activities that teachers can use immediately. * These useful activities ensure that students take a han