1st Edition

Fail-Safe Strategies for Science and Literacy Classroom activities to engage students in thinking, exploring, and making sense of the world

By Sandra Mirabelli, Lionel Sandner Copyright 2023
    160 Pages
    by Pembroke Publishers

    Effective teaching can be found where science and literacy overlap. This book helps teachers streamline busy schedules by focusing on cognitive skills shared by science and language arts. Designed to help build teacher confidence, it offers the background and insights teachers need to support students as they make sense of science content through language arts study. This unique approach pairs thinking routines from literacy—Observe and Wonder; Predict and Infer; Sort and Categorize; Analyze and Interpret; and Conclude and Apply—with hands-on science activities. The engaging strategies offer a fail-safe way for students to build knowledge and skills across the curriculum.



    Part 1: Thinking Routines Linking Science and Literacy

    1. Science and Literacy Together

    2. From Cognitive Science to Thinking Routines

    3. Introducing the Thinking Routines in the Classroom

    4. Fail-Safe Strategies

    Part 2: The Fail-Safe Strategies




    Sandra Mirabelli and Lionel Sandner