NSTA Press and NSTA Recommends Middle Level Books on Writing

Linking Science and Literacy in the K–8 Classroom

Grades K–8

If you’ve ever believed you don’t have time to teach much science—or feared you don’t know how to integrate it with all-important language-arts lessons—this is the book that will change your thinking.

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Crossing Borders in Literacy and Science Instruction

Grades K–12

Where do literacy and science learning overlap? How does knowledge in one area affect learning in the other? How can you plan your lessons to make the most of the literacy–science connection? Crossing Borders will challenge you to consider questions about the latest interdisciplinary-teaching methods—and to move beyond the easy answers.

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How to Write to Learn Science, 2nd Edition

Grades K–12

Make science an exhilarating process of discovery! Through a wealth of creative write-to-learn strategies, this book offers inspiring techniques to coax out the reluctant scientists in your classroom. Newly updated and expanded, this NSTA best seller is a storehouse of practical ideas and examples for use with students at all ability levels.

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Real Reading Real Writing: Content-Area Strategies

Grades 5–12

“We’re real. We teach. We like theory, but we love what works in practice.” This down-to-earth guide was written by teachers who use their own experiences to present classroom-tested strategies to infuse the processes of reading and writing into the content students need—especially science content! In their witty, conversational style, the authors concentrate on practical ways to help students learn with science texts. Features include ready-to-copy forms and a list of favorite student books to try.
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Science Notebooks: Writing About Inquiry

Grades K–8

Discover how science notebooks actually work in an elementary classroom. The first three chapters focus on methods for implementing science notebooks; the remaining three describe the rationale for using them. Best of all, student samples and teacher vignettes throughout let you see the authors’ own strategies for guiding students into recording data, explaining their science conclusions, and reflecting on their activities.

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(Set) Science and Stories: Integrating Science and Literature

Grades K–8

Bring science to life through popular literature. Both volumes correlate grade-level-appropriate science to easily available books and pay careful attention to reading strategies, oral language skills, and writing skills. Sections on pre-reading, building the science–literature connection, and extending the science—as well as reproducible handouts—accompany each lesson.

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Content-Area Vocabulary Strategies, Science

Grades 5–8

These books cover effective ways to teach, practice, and apply key science-related vocabulary. Each volume is organized into lessons designed to teach new vocabulary, then reinforce it through a context-clue activity, an extension activity, a writing activity, and a word journal. Special features include puzzles and games, background information, a glossary, and a teacher answer key.

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Content-Area Writing Strategies, Science

Grades 5–8

These volumes are designed to help students process information, organize their thoughts, and master the elements of good writing—all within the context of science. Each book breaks writing into manageable steps (such as prewriting, determining purpose, and identifying the audience) and teaches and models science-specific strategies (including topic and subtopic, classification, and steps in a process). Special features include graphic organizers, proofreading and editing checklists, and a grading rubric.

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