Methods and Strategies: The Art and Science of Building a Classroom Libraryby: Sheryl K. Rop and Charles J. Rop

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Building a classroom library isn't simply a matter of accumulating as many interesting-looking books on science as possible. Here we will find suggestions as a guide to building a purposeful classroom library that supports successful student learning outcomes and makes lesson planning easier.

Grades
  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High
Publication Date
3/1/2006

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  • on Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:45 AM

Classroom libraries are important for several reasons however what makes a collection of books good for students? Logically one needs books to enhance the topics covered in that grade. However you need to provide ones students are not familiar with. These authors provide a very helpful checklist guides a teacher to provide a balanced collection of books for children in any grade level in terms of topics, attitudes and perspectives.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)

  • on Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:35 AM

This article is written for elementary teachers in an attempt to provide teachers and children with an effective science-related collection. There is a criteria checklist to help provide a balance of what is available. This might also help a school librarian to establish a better school based science library for the whole school.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)


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