Watch Common Core in the STEM Classroom (5:26) with vlogger, Bob Hirshon.
While science classes are embracing exploration and hands-on experiences, students still need to see the importance of reading--especially reading beyond the textbook. Non-fiction trade books, magazines, and newspaper stories bring scientists and scientific research to life for students, letting them share the exciting process of discovery and see the relevance of science to their lives. Also, carefully selected science literature fulfills Common Core language arts standards for the inclusion of "informational texts."
How will you use the information in this video with your students?
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