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Take Five! for Science: 150 Prompts that Build Writing and Critical-Thinking Skills
Take Five! for Science: 150 Prompts that Build Writing and Critical-Thinking Skills
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Take Five! for Science: 150 Prompts that Build Writing and Critical-Thinking Skills

Take Five! for Science transforms those first five minutes of class into engaging writing opportunities. Students will brainstorm their way through 75 topics within three main science divisions: earth, life, and physical science. All prompts are aligned with NGSS and ELA CCSS as students debate, compare, investigate, question, and design in response to 150 prompts. Whether your students are working to save endangered ecosystems, investigating distant constellations, creating unusual animals, or constructing a design solution, these diverse and creative prompts will have students looking forward to each day when they're asked to "Take Five!" for Science. Begin every day of the school year with a burst of writing in the science discipline with this comprehensive and fun resource. Ready? Set? Take Five!

 
ISBN978-1-4966-0292-3
SubjectLiteracy, Writing, Activities and Thematic Teaching
Page Count216
Copyright2016
SeriesMaupin House
Paperback
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$23.95
 


 
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Science Books & Films - Kathleen Conn, King Spry Law Firm, Bethlehem, PA

"Take 5! for Science will prove to be a valuable tool for teachers and home-schooling parents who want to motivate and engage their students in learning and writing about science topics. The science throughout is sound, and all disciplines of science are represented. In addition, the content is keyed to Next Generation Science Standards and to the Common Core State Standards in Language Arts. Each section gives basic information for the teacher or parent before delving into the prompts for students." - Science Books & Films

January 1, 2016

School Library Connection - Terri Lent, NBCT School Librarian, Patrick Henry High School, Ashland, VA

"This teacher resource provides 150 writing prompts to build critical thinking and writing on earth, physical, and life science topics. This well-organized book includes ideas for setting up science notebooks, along with accompanying student and teacher rubrics. . . .I found this book to be a wonderful resource that would provide everything needed to easily teach a science concept and integrate writing and critical thinking into the lesson in a way that would be exciting to elementary students." - School Library Connection

May 1, 2016

NSTA Recommends - Ruth Ruud

"Take 5! for Science integrates science and writing in the elementary grade levels. . . .The authors have provided an introduction which outlines how to get started using the prompts in the classroom. They have included a sample rubric and suggestions for assessments. Each science topic includes two prompts, a science teacher background page, and alignment with Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core, suggested activities based on science and engineering practices, materials needed, and assessment ideas." - NSTA Recommends

February 18, 2016

 

Teacher Librarian, "Resources for Teacher Librarians" - Elizabeth "Betty" Marcoux

"The correlations between these prompts and the Common Core and the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) are well done – each prompt is set up such that there is instant connection to a goal/learning outcome. Fun way to increase changes for students to think and write." - Teacher Librarian, "Resources for Teacher Librarians"

October 1, 2015

Midwest Book Review, The Education Shelf

"...a highly recommended curriculum supplement for incorporating unique science prompts to help transform five minutes of class time into engaging writing opportunities. . . .Thoroughly 'user friendly' in composition, organization, and presentation..." - Midwest Book Review, The Education Shelf

September 1, 2015

Middle Web - Laura Von Staden

"Take 5! is a handy science resource targeted for elementary teachers, including grades 4 and 5. The book provides enough prompts to use throughout the entire school year with the goal of helping students to tie science, writing and critical thinking together early in their careers. . . .Each topic addressed in the book has a section for the teacher that includes information to help them refresh their knowledge of the topic with interesting (and sometimes little known) data, common misconceptions and links to topics in other content areas and the real world. . . .The prompts could also easily be used for transitions, for introductions to the topics, or as “Do Now”/Bell work because they are designed to take 5 to 10 minutes. Very useful resource." - Middle Web

May 5, 2016

 
Kaye Hagler

Kaye Hagler

Kaye Hagler is an educational consultant who mentors teachers in regional and national workshops and conferences. She holds a bachelor’s degree in education from Georgia State University, a master’s degree from Troy University, and a postgraduate endorsement in gifted education from the University of Alabama. She has taught elementary and middle school gifted education and high school English. Currently, her time is spent writing, conducting writing workshops, and serving as an adjunct instructor of English. She received the 2012 Advancement of Alabama Literacy Award for outstanding contributions to the promotion of literacy in the writing process. Kaye is the author of Take 5! for Language Arts: Writing that builds critical-thinking skills (K-2); Take 5! For Science: 180 bell ringers that build writing and critical-thinking skills; Take 5! for Language Arts: 180 bell ringers that build critical-thinking skills; and Inquire, Investigate, Integrate!: Making Connections to the K-2 Science Standards and the Common Core.

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