As they have every year since 1973, the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the Children’s Book Council released their list of Outstanding Science Trade Books this month. Reviewers from the two organizations aim to select “high quality, engaging, and scientifically accurate books” from publishers of books for children and young people. According to NSTA, this year’s list “covers everything from frogs to cars and takes students from the frigid Antarctic all the way to sunny Kenya.” The 2009 list is available online at http://www.nsta.org/publications/ostb/ostb2009.aspx?lid=exp
. Of the 39 books on the K-12 list this year, 23 are recommended for readers in the intermediate grades (6-8).
The February 2009 issue
of Adolescent Literacy in Perspective
from the Ohio Resource Center is focused on integrating literacy strategies in math and science classrooms.
What math or science books have you used with your middle school students? What strategies have you used?