Let’s Talk Trash… Time for my second blog post focusing on eco-themes for teachers/educators and pairing them with some of the nonfiction picture books I use with my students to highlight the material. The eco-themes are based on the wonderful Sustainable Intelligence curriculum offered by EcoRise, an organization with a school based program aiming to … More Educator Resources: Eco-Theme #2: Waste (with non-fiction PB titles)
As Climate Week 2019 comes to an end, I thought it was a good time to kick off a series of blog posts with eco-themes for teachers/educators and pair them with some of the nonfiction picture books I use with my students to highlight the material. The eco-themes are based on the wonderful Sustainable Intelligence … More Educator Resources: Eco-theme #1: Water (with nonfiction PB titles)
Hi Melissa! Thanks so much for stopping by For the Love of KidLit for a chat. Your blog, Celebrate Science, is such a treasure for science lovers, teachers, and writers! I happen to be all three, so I am immensely grateful for the time and expertise you lend with each post.Reading your explanation of the five … More Q & A with award-winning nonfiction children’s author Melissa Stewart
Non-fiction picture books, of course, can engage children in the same way as fiction picture books–prompting them to use their imaginations, take a journey, explore, think, and have fun. As a science teacher to K – 2 elementary school students, I often use non-fiction titles in my classroom as a teaching tool and they’re always … More Non-Fiction PB Spotlight: Science and Environmental Conservation Titles
With the winter break about to end and the new year just hours away, I’ve begun the tedious (but often fun!) task of making lessons plans for the coming week. After a nearly ten year hiatus behind the scenes as a curriculum writer/consultant for various publishers, I’m so happy to be back in the classroom … More Journey Through the Center of the Earth?