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Teaching STEM and Common Core with Mentor Texts: Collaborative Lesson Plans K-5

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To celebrate their new 2014 book, Teaching STEM and Common Core with Mentor Texts: Collaborative Lesson Plans K-5, Anastasia Suen and Shirley Duke will post lesson plan excerpts on their new Teaching STEM blog every Friday from January 10 to May 30. You can sign up to have these 21 lesson plan excerpts emailed to you.

Teaching STEM and Common Core with Mentor Texts:
Collaborative Lesson Plans K-5

by Anastasia Suen and Shirley Duke

Teaching STEM and Common Core with Mentor Texts explains the basics of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and shows how librarians can become a key component in STEM education, guiding teachers and sparking interest though the books and technology inherent in their curriculum. The volume offers 21 mentor texts, plus in-depth, collaborative lesson plans linked to the Common Core Standards for K–5 librarians. There are additional lessons for classroom teachers, as well as activities that can easily be done in the library or classroom. Each lesson includes mentor text information, an overview of the lesson, step-by-step lesson plans, assessment options, and extension activities. By implementing these lessons in the library, librarians will be able to cover multiple Common Core State Standards and science standards, and at the same time establish the library as a resource for teaching STEM subjects.

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From her studio in Northern California, developmental editor Anastasia Suen reads, writes, and edits books for creators of all ages.

6 thoughts on “Teaching STEM and Common Core with Mentor Texts: Collaborative Lesson Plans K-5

  1. Anastasia,

    Congratulations on your new book. Sending out excerpts of the lessons is a wonderful idea.

    I’m honoring the Quadrantid meteor shower this morning with five books about space http://blog.wrappedinfoil.com/2014/01/rounding-up-beginning-readers-about-space/

    Looking forward to celebrating STEM in the New year.

  2. Looks good Anastasia!
    I’ve got a guide for teachers (and parents) about making nature-study a basis for classrooms.
    http://tamarackwrites.blogspot.com/2014/01/to-look-closely.html
    Happy New Year!

    • Thanks, Amanda – and what a great resource you’re sharing. I love this line: “Rubin’s first tip on how to implement this program in your classroom (or with your kids) is to become a naturalist yourself.”

  3. What a great collaboration: Anastasia and Shirley! Instead of a book today, I’ve got some tips on how to make your own icicles – in case you don’t have enough – over at Archimedes Notebook.
    http://archimedesnotebook.blogspot.com/2014/01/no-icicles-make-your-own.html