Choosing Trade Books to Support Inquiry-Based Science Instruction

Donna Neutze
Johns Hopkins University

How do you know a quality book when you see it? What criteria should be employed in choosing titles? How do selection strategies impact text selection? How can you build a student-friendly classroom library of science-related books? What resources are available to support schools wishing to add quality science-related reading to their classrooms?
This workshop is designed to help teachers, librarians, and administrators become aware of the variety of science trade books that are available to support inquiry-based science instruction. Discussion focuses on criteria for selecting and evaluating texts with the goal of introducing quality science trade books into the classroom. Strategies are introduced to enable educators to better identify titles that meet their needs and purposes. We will also examine resources that aid in the location of literature that supports inquiry instruction.

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