Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Workshop Wednesday: Science in Reading

Happy Wednesday!

Time for:
http://ideasbyjivey.blogspot.com/2014/04/workshop-wednesday-integrating-science.html

This week's topic is incorporating science into our reading.

Our reading series actually has every other unit be a science topic (switching off with social studies), and the science selections are really interesting! (I like them waaaay more than the SS-which is saying something-because I love SS!)




I also love to have the students practice with non-fiction articles-which tend towards science when I pick them!

My favorite resource is Nat Geo Explorer (Pathfinder) -which allows you to project the issues on the SMART Board.

I love using these, because you can work with them for a multitude of days, covering many different kinds of skills. They also have suggestions about what to focus on for each article (on the article cover page), but they are so well written and informative that we work with them over a period of days.

This is the one we are currently working with-I like to 'surprise' the kids by pulling up the article color (and I love their reactions!)

We've practiced asking questions and visualizing, and we will work on determining importance, main idea/details and nonfiction text structures. So fun!

Smiles and Sunshine,
Kaitlyn

4 comments:

  1. That NatGeo Explorer site is awesome!! Thanks for sharing! :)
    Jivey

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  2. I just came back from the NSTA in Boston and visited the Nat Geo booth...I could have spent all day there! They had so many resources!

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  3. Awesome! Thanks for sharing the website. I always forget about sites. It's always nice to see them pop up again somewhere to refresh my memory!
    Alison
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

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  4. How cool is it that your reading series incorporates science and social studies! We don't have a lot of "extra" time for these content areas so any little bit helps!

    Jennifer
    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

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