Trade Books to Support Inquiry-Based Science Instruction
How do you know a
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
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.