Just a Dream by Chris VansAllsburg is such a great story that teaches children about the importance of throwing away trash and recycling. I would useJust a Dream by Chris VansAllsburg is such a great story that teaches children about the importance of throwing away trash and recycling. I would use this book for a science lesson on pollution. I would teach them about recycling and about conservation of resources and the necessity for them in our environment. This book can be used for students in 1st-3rd grade. ...more
Stellaluna by Janell Cannon is a great book to teach students about bats. I would use this book to teach students about the life cycle of a bat and thStellaluna by Janell Cannon is a great book to teach students about bats. I would use this book to teach students about the life cycle of a bat and the classification of many other animals. I could also teach them many different traits regarding bats and fruit bats. I would use this book for students in K-3rd grade. ...more
Plantzilla by Jerdine Harold is a funny story that can be used to teach students about plants. I would use this book to teach students a science lessoPlantzilla by Jerdine Harold is a funny story that can be used to teach students about plants. I would use this book to teach students a science lesson on the life cycle of plants and about the different types of plants there are. I would use this book in grades 1st-4th grade. ...more
The Lorax by Dr. Seuss is a great book that can be used to talk to students about pollution. I would use this book in the engage portion of a scienceThe Lorax by Dr. Seuss is a great book that can be used to talk to students about pollution. I would use this book in the engage portion of a science lesson in order to talk to students about polluting the environment and giving them ideas on conservation of resources. I would also use this book for a lesson on cause and effect relationships. This book can be used for students in 1st-3rd grade. ...more
The Fossil Girl by Catherine Brighton is a good story to teach students about fossils. I would use this book to introduce students to fossils and theiThe Fossil Girl by Catherine Brighton is a good story to teach students about fossils. I would use this book to introduce students to fossils and their characteristics. I could also use this book to talk about other different types of rocks such as igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks. I would use this book for students in 3rd-4th grade. ...more
Cloudette by Tom Lichtenheld is such an adorable story about a little cloud who feels left out because of its small size. I would use this book duringCloudette by Tom Lichtenheld is such an adorable story about a little cloud who feels left out because of its small size. I would use this book during the engage portion of a science lesson on clouds and their characteristics. I could also use this book to introduce the water cycle with my students. This book can be used for students in grades K-2nd. ...more
Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Hales is such a cute story about a kitten who witnesses its first full moon. I would use this book in the engage porKitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Hales is such a cute story about a kitten who witnesses its first full moon. I would use this book in the engage portion of a science lesson on the phases of the moon or on different animals traits. This book can be used with students in grades K-3rd. ...more
Look What Tails Can Do? by Dorothy Souza is a great book that can teach students about the different characteristics about many animals. I would use tLook What Tails Can Do? by Dorothy Souza is a great book that can teach students about the different characteristics about many animals. I would use this book during the engage portion of a science lesson on life cycles and living organisms. This book can be used with students in 2nd-3rd grade. ...more
Math for All Seasons by Greg Tang is such an innovative book full of interesting poems that all deal with mathematical concepts. This book can be usedMath for All Seasons by Greg Tang is such an innovative book full of interesting poems that all deal with mathematical concepts. This book can be used to teach children about counting and grouping numbers. It can also be used in a lesson on addition and subtraction. I would also use this book in a science lesson because it also talks about the different seasons in the year. This book could be used with students in grades 1st-2nd. ...more
Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni is a cute book with great illustrations. This book could be used to teach students about measurement. It shows the measuremInch by Inch by Leo Lionni is a cute book with great illustrations. This book could be used to teach students about measurement. It shows the measurement of inches and also shows the difference in length between different animals. I would also use this book in an engage portion of a science unit to talk about classification of animals or to talk about worms and their importance. I would use this book with students in 1st-3rd grade. ...more
Stuck by Oliver Jeffers is a funny book about a boy that gets his kite stuck in a tree andt tries to get it down using other items which also get stucStuck by Oliver Jeffers is a funny book about a boy that gets his kite stuck in a tree andt tries to get it down using other items which also get stuck in the tree. This book could be used to talk about feelings such as frustration and anger. It also could be used in a lesson on predicting or summarizing. I would also use this book in the engage portion of a science lesson on simple machines. This book could be taught in grades 1st-4th. ...more
The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle is a cute story about a spider that is really too busy to do anything. This book is great for kids because they canThe Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle is a cute story about a spider that is really too busy to do anything. This book is great for kids because they can relate to being too busy to do things. I would use this book in a science lesson about spiders or other insects and have the students invesitgate different characteristics of a spider, their life cycle, and their importance. This book could be used to teach students in 1st-3rd grade. ...more
Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me by Eric Carle is a cute story that could be taught in a science lesson teaching students about the moon and how it chPapa, Please Get the Moon for Me by Eric Carle is a cute story that could be taught in a science lesson teaching students about the moon and how it changes shape. It could also be used to teach calendar because students could observe the moon during the daytime or nighttime and record how it looks in a calendar they create, in order to see the moon's different shapes. I would use this book for students in 2nd-4th grade. ...more
Full Moon and Star by Lee Bennett Hopkins is a story that could be used in a lesson about friendships and how it is good to collaboate with partners bFull Moon and Star by Lee Bennett Hopkins is a story that could be used in a lesson about friendships and how it is good to collaboate with partners because it can help bring new ideas to the table. It is also a book that could be used in a math lesson on fractions since it talks about halves of the moon. I would also use this book in the engage portion of a science unit on day and night or one about the moon. This book would be used for students in grades K-3rd. ...more
Sharing the Seasons by Lee Bennett Hopkins is such a marvelous book filled with vivid poetry about each of the different seaosons. The book has many pSharing the Seasons by Lee Bennett Hopkins is such a marvelous book filled with vivid poetry about each of the different seaosons. The book has many poems on each season such as spring, fall, summer, and winter. It also gives the students factual information about the seasons in the poems. I would use this book in the Engage portion of a science lesson on seasons. This book would be great for students in K-3rd grade. ...more
The Seasons' of Arnold's Apple Tree by Gail Gibbons is a cute story that talks about a boy and his favorite apple tree and the things he does with theThe Seasons' of Arnold's Apple Tree by Gail Gibbons is a cute story that talks about a boy and his favorite apple tree and the things he does with the apple tree throughout the year. This book will teach young students about the seasons, and the different characteristics of each season. I would use this book in grades K-1st grade....more
The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle is a magnificent book on the life cycle of a seed. It teaches students how a seed grows and shows the students steps of thThe Tiny Seed by Eric Carle is a magnificent book on the life cycle of a seed. It teaches students how a seed grows and shows the students steps of the plants growth until it is a full grown plant. The book also touches on the different seasons of the year. I could also use this book to do a science experiemnt where students plant their own seed and watch it grow. Students will be engaged in math during this lesson because they could keep record of the time they observe their plant and also make a bar graph to see how big the plant has gotten. I would use this book for students in 1st-3rd grade.
Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin is a great book for children to learn about the life of a worm. It explains what the worm goes through in a humorousDiary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin is a great book for children to learn about the life of a worm. It explains what the worm goes through in a humorous way, and this is essential when it comes to grasping student's attention. I would use this book in a science lesson to teach students about worm and their importance in the world. Worm help give many nutrients to soil, and that soil is used to grow plants and many other things. This book can be used for students in 1st-3rd grade. ...more
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss is another great book that can be used to teach students about rhyming. It could teach students hOne Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss is another great book that can be used to teach students about rhyming. It could teach students how to decode words such as "fish" and having students come up with other words that go with the "ish" family such as "wish." This book could also be used in a math lesson to teach students how to count and count all the rhyming words they see from a particular family. This book could also be used in a lesson on subtraction or addition by using the animals they mention in the book. I could even use this book for a lesson on science about the habitats and characteristics of fish and other animals mentioned in the book. I would use this book for students in grades K-2 grade. ...more
Little CLoud tell the life story of a tiny cloud. This book can be used in a science lesson to teach students about the weather cycle and about cloudsLittle CLoud tell the life story of a tiny cloud. This book can be used in a science lesson to teach students about the weather cycle and about clouds. It can also be used in a math lesson to teach students about shapes and have them identify shapes they saw in the story. This book can be used for students in 1st-2nd grade. ...more
Somewhere in the World Right Now by Stacey Schuett is a great book that can be used for a variety of lessons. It can be used in a science lesson to teSomewhere in the World Right Now by Stacey Schuett is a great book that can be used for a variety of lessons. It can be used in a science lesson to teach students about different time zones around the world which can lead to a great math lesson on time. It can also be used to teach young students about shadows and day and night. It can be used to teach students about the sun and the moon and why they appear in parts of the world at different times. This book can also be used in a social studies lesson on different continents and places around the world. I would use this book in grades 1st-4th grade. ...more
If You Find a Rock is a book that describes the many feelings and activities that a rock can bring. This book could be used in a science lesson on theIf You Find a Rock is a book that describes the many feelings and activities that a rock can bring. This book could be used in a science lesson on the engage part of the lesson to introduce the different types of rocks to students. Students could pick out their own rock, observe its characteristics, and describe how they would use their rock and what significance it can have to them. This lesson could be used for students in Kindergarten through third grade. ...more
The book, My Full Moon is Square is about a frog that enjoys reading under the light of the moon, but when the moon is blocked by clouds the firefliesThe book, My Full Moon is Square is about a frog that enjoys reading under the light of the moon, but when the moon is blocked by clouds the fireflies help the frog light up his night in order for him to read. This book is wonderful to use on a math lesson regarding multiplication and the use of arrays. Students will be able to count the number of rows and columns the fireflies make and us their own manipulatives to make their arrays along with the fireflies. This lesson could be used with students in second to third grade. I could also use this book in a lesson on science and teach student about the habitats of the characters in the story such as frogs and fireflies. A lesson on the food chain could also be taught, because it hints on the fireflies being afraid to be eaten by the frog. ...more
The book, June 29, 1999 is about a little girl named Holly who conducts a science experiment that grows out of proportion. This book could be used forThe book, June 29, 1999 is about a little girl named Holly who conducts a science experiment that grows out of proportion. This book could be used for students in Kindergarten through third grade. Students could be introduced to the growth cycle of plants and vegetables with this book. They could also conduct their own experiment involving vegetables and their predictions on how long it takes for them to grow and how big they will grow. This book could also be used in a social studies lesson because it has accurate descriptions of some of the states. ...more
The Giant Carrot by Jan Peck is about a a farmer and his family who plant a carrot seed and watches it go through its cycle as it grows. This would beThe Giant Carrot by Jan Peck is about a a farmer and his family who plant a carrot seed and watches it go through its cycle as it grows. This would be an excellent book to read to students from Kindergarten to third grade. Using this book, a lesson on the plant cycle could be taught. Students could plant their own carrot seed or any other plant seed and watch the phases it goes through to grow.
Horton Hears a Who! by Dr. Seuss is a wonderful book that can teach students from grades K-5 about learning to appreciate everyone no matter of theirHorton Hears a Who! by Dr. Seuss is a wonderful book that can teach students from grades K-5 about learning to appreciate everyone no matter of their size and shape. It also teaches students about friendships and the importance of them. This book could also be used in a science lesson grades 1-2, to teach students about sound. Students can list the characteristics about elephants and how their big ears are used to hear even the smallest sounds. Students can be taught the introductory concepts of sound such as vibrations, wavelength, and pitch. ...more
The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle is a book about a grouchy ladybug that tries to pick a fight with animals that are bigger than it throughout variousThe Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle is a book about a grouchy ladybug that tries to pick a fight with animals that are bigger than it throughout various hours of the day. This book is excellent for students 1-5 in order to teach them how to tell time within the nearest hour, half-hour, etc. It teaches students how to use an analog clock as well. This book is could also be used in a science lesson about insects such as the ladybug and other animals as well. Students could get to know the body parts of a ladybug and their life cycle. Another way this book could be used is to address misbehavior in the classroom, such as having a discussion about things that make the students mad and how to address them instead of picking fights on others. ...more
The very hungry caterpillar is about a caterpillar who becomes very hungry and starts to eat more and more each day until finally he turns into a buttThe very hungry caterpillar is about a caterpillar who becomes very hungry and starts to eat more and more each day until finally he turns into a butterfly. This book is a great resource to teach students, in grades K-5, about language arts, math, and science. It teaches students about sequencing and ordinal numbers. It can also teach students about the different types of fruits which could be used for science, and the transformation of a caterpillar to a butterfly. ...more
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein is a lovely story about a tree who gives everything he can to his best friend, a boy, who he sees grow up. This boThe Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein is a lovely story about a tree who gives everything he can to his best friend, a boy, who he sees grow up. This book could be used in grades 1-5 to teach students about the importance of friendship. It also could be a discussion about selfishness and other feelings that both the boy and the tree could be feeling. This story could also be an introductory book on a lesson about science and talking about trees and the importance of them. ...more