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Posts Tagged ‘Ecology’

EARLY LITERACY

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on March 26, 2013

A Place for Wonder : reading and writing nonfiction in the Primary Grades, by Georgia Heard & Jennifer McDonough. 372.64 HEA

Discusses how to create “a landscape of wonder”, a primary classroom that encourages curiosity, creativity, and exploration.  Provides practical ways to set up “wonder centers,” to gather data through senses, to teach nonfiction craft.  A “how” to establish a classroom environment where students’ questions and observations are part of daily work.  Presents a step-by-step guide to planning a nonfiction reading and writing unit of study, which results in nonfiction texts created by students.  The project includes creating a table of contents, writing focused chapters, using “wow” words, and developing point of view.

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Planet Earth DVD series

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on May 12, 2008

More than five years in the making, PLANET EARTH is an 11-part series that will amaze viewers with never-before-seen animal behaviors, startling views of locations captured by cameras for the first time, and unprecedented high-definition production techniques. Award-winning actress and conservationist Sigourney Weaver is the series’ narrator. The series includes the titles From Pole to Pole, Mountains, Ocean Deep, Deserts, Ice Worlds, Shallow Seas, Great Plains, Jungles, Fresh Water, Seasonal Forests, & Caves.

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