Drop in My Drink

The Story of Water on Our Planet

Author: Meredith Hooper

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Bks

ISBN: 9781847803351

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 36

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This is the story of a drop of water, told by a gifted science writer and illustrated with remarkable paintings. Meredith Hooper takes us back thousands of years to see where the Earth's water came from, and how life began in the oceans and later moved onto land. She describes the water cycle, the relationship between water and living things and between water and erosion. She also discusses important environmental issues and provides a fascinating collection of water facts.
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One Well

The Story of Water on Earth

Author: Rochelle Strauss,Rosemary Woods

Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd

ISBN: 1553379543

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Uses simple language to explain how all water on the planet is connected and the need to preserve our natural resources for the health of all creatures on Earth.
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Every Body Counts, Every Drop Matters

Author: Donna L. Goodman

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211009316

Category: Political Science

Page: 119

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This classroom resource guide is designed to inform students about the world's water resources and get them involved in preserving them. It takes an interdisciplinary and multi-cultural approach to explaining issues and concepts such as water cycle, hydroelectricity and dams, water and health, and water and culture. Each chapter is supplemented with activities such as testing rainwater, making an aquifer or distilling seawater. Also included are features such as games, puzzles, fun facts and questions for discussion. Bibliography and resources for further research are also provided.
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Properties of Water

Author: Alfred J. Smuskiewicz

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 9780836877649

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Discusses the properties of water, explains its importance to life on Earth and Earth's climate, and describes the places and forms in which water is found on Earth and in the solar system.
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Students With Interrupted Formal Education

Bridging Where They Are and What They Need

Author: Brenda Custodio,Judith B. O'Loughlin

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506359663

Category: Education

Page: 152

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New hope for our most vulnerable English learners “One of the guiding principles of effective English language teaching is for educators to know their students. And that in a nutshell captures the value of this book. . . . The compassion that Custodio and O’Loughlin feel for our SIFE students, the commitment they have to educating them well, and the comprehension they have of the assets these learners bring to the classroom are evident in the writing, tools, and vignettes they share.” -Deborah J. Short Under the best of circumstances, the academic demands of today’s classrooms can be daunting to our English learners. But for the tens of thousands of newly arrived students with interrupted formal education, even the social challenges can be outright overwhelming. Rely on this all-in-one guide from Brenda Custodio and Judith O’Loughlin for expert insight on how to build the skills these students need for success in school and beyond. Inside you’ll find Essential background on factors leading to interrupted education Specific focus on refugee children and Latino immigrants Guidance on building internal resilience for long-term social and emotional health Recommendations for creating supportive environments at the classroom, school, and district level About one thing, Brenda and Judith are absolutely convinced: our SIFE students can learn and make progress, often at a remarkable speed. But it’s up to us, their educators, to provide the time, attention, and a specific focus. Consider this book your first step forward.
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Explore Water!

25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments

Author: Anita Yasuda

Publisher: Nomad Press

ISBN: 1936313774

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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Drip—Drop—Splash! Water is essential to all forms of life. Explore Water! 25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments, captures a child’s imagination with an intriguing look at the world of water. Combining hands-on activities with history and science, kids will have fun learning about the water cycle, water resources, drinking water and sanitation, water pollution and conservation, water use, water folklore and festivals, and the latest in water technology. Entertaining illustrations and fascinating sidebars illuminate the topic and bring it to life, while Words to Know highlighted and defined within the text reinforce new vocabulary. Projects include a nilometer, a rain harvester made out of plastic containers, a transpiration experiment, and a mini water wheel. Auxiliary materials include a glossary, and a list of current reference works, websites, museums, and science centers.
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Reading for Information in Elementary School

Content Literacy Strategies to Build Comprehension

Author: Nancy Frey,Douglas Fisher

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 274

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Reading for Information in Elementary School: Content Literacy Strategies to Build Comprehension was written to give k-5 teachers the tools they need to lay an educational groundwork that promotes students' success with informational text from the early grades. Packed with research-based, classroom-proven strategies, the book follows a before, during, and after reading format that models the most effective approach to reading for information, focusing on the processes required to develop content literacy. You'll meet the teachers, sit in on their lessons, witness their students' responses, and come away from this book with a model for teaching your students to read successfully for information and a handbook of proven strategies to implement. Features: Examples of instructional strategies-This book follows six elementary teachers (grades K-5) as they utilize strategies with informational texts. These examples are detailed and include student and teacher dialogue to provide readers with the sense they are watching the lesson unhold. Each focus instructional strategy is research-based-The instructional strategies outlined in this book have a research base and have been implemented in schools across the country. Margin notes provide readers with additional information and resources-Readers are referred to other sources of information at common places that they may have questions. A clear process for organizing instruction is provided-The strategies and texts presented in the book follow the before/during/after instructional organization used by teachers to foster reading comprehension. Book covers of informational texts-Each chapter features the covers and bibliographical information of some of the best informational texts available today.
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Best Books for Children

Preschool Through Grade 6

Author: John Thomas Gillespie

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Bowker-Greenwood

ISBN: 9780313320682

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1617

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Provides an annotated list of books for children arranged by subject, including literature, biography, the arts, history, geography, business, government, careers, and science.
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