Tuesday, May 17, 2011

NWFCC Virtual Book Tour - for RENEE HAND

 
Today I Have the Pleasure of Hosting Author

Renee Hand
Welcome to day three of Renee Hand’s 6-day NWFCC
May Author Showcase tour, as she discusses how
Mineral Mischief can be used in the classroom. 
 Case#2 Mineral Mischief

Tradebook Tips for Teachers from
Award-Winning Author Renee Hand

Teachers can use Mineral Mischief in so many ways. In the back of the book I’ve included lots of educational information that teachers can use in the classroom to further understanding of rocks and minerals. I also add a diagram of the rock cycle, which can be referred to at anytime.

I’ve created various experiments where students can make predictions by using various charts. Terminology is included in the back as well as a ‘Did You Know’ section. I also incorporate a discussion about bullying, which one of the characters is involved with. The character also finds a solution to this problem which all children can benefit from.  The information that I have in the book can be used to fill the National Standards requirement for this topic.


Follow Day 4 of Ms. Hand's tour tomorrow
at
www.mayrassecretbookcase.com.



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