Discovering Science, Math, and Language Arts in Award-Winning Picture
Teachers, and Parents
Descriptor and focus:
dictionary defines SERENDIPITY as "the gift of discovering valuable
or agreeable things not looked for." Children love to discover
and they never forget what they discover. This year's BEST award-winning
picture books invite your students to discover science concepts and,
in the process, learn more and more about science. As you provide the
spotlight, they will see things they might have missed on their own.
SERENDIPITY! Tapping into children's laughter and wonder, this literature
collection builds enthusiasm for academic and social skills as well
as character development. These stories and nonfiction books with activities
that cross disciplines will surprise them with science, challenge them
in math, and free them to creative expression in language arts.
settings, and situations in selections from the 50 + award-winning
picture books will open eyes, hearts, and minds with delight and
provide a myriad of opportunity for exploring and discovery. They will
tickle their funny bones and bring welcome laughter into your classroom.
At the same time, it will inspire them to learn more, to do projects,
and to improve in their reading, writing, science, and math skills while
providing scaffolding to high level thinking, cooperative discussion,
character building, and more.
Our Kids' Wings
activities will encourage children to look more closely at the world
around them and will lead them into an active, integrated curriculum
that is rich in character, reading and math skills, science, social
studies, research, problem solving, internet projects, and FUN...while
providing a creative introduction to test-prep
Librarians' Mockingbird Books
Kids' Wings Award Winning Books
Texas Library Association 2x2 Awards
The study guides
in Serendipity feature: contain exciting
theater scripts to build fluency,
discussion cards to introduce your
young students to group interaction,
crossword puzzles with word banks to
build high level vocabulary and spelling skill,
art projects for visualization,
songs to enhance musical intelligence,
web-support to help children make internet
connections around the world,
friendly TAKS-formatted comprehension to
take the stress from testing,
math and logic challenges to stretch
their logical/mathematical intelligence,
character lessons to help them make
the right choices,
writing guides to introduce them to
connect the story to their own lives,
and more... all keyed into multiple-intelligences and TEKS Objectives.
curriculum for your Gifted and Talented Students!
Outstanding literature with focused instructional strategies in Serendipity
help clarify the characteristics of gifted and talented students in
your classroom. The real-life lessons cross disciplines and teach strategies
for nurturing creative and critical thinking for your gifted and talented
students. They increase creative problem solving and group interaction
within your classroom. Literature from all genres will inspire your
students to discover the joy of learning. Serendipity!
become your TUTORING program next year! Just give a parent one of these
great picture books along with its Serendipity
guide and watch them return again and again for the fun of guiding your
students into high level learning!
will receive the professional guide and CD filled with over 500 pages
of unique, active ideas--excellent for literary circles as well as for
individual and whole class interaction. Join us for a breath of
fresh curriculum that includes laughter, songs, character building,
and problem solving through literature.
a valuable Teacher/Student Guide with CD and site license to allow it
to be shared within ONE school.
with the content and possibilities or more than 50 award-winning picture
books and easy chapter books.
in extension activities for the books.
ways to integrate the curriculum around literature and library resources
that enable students to grow excited and skillful in research and cooperative
the importance of their role in weaving respect and character into every
aspect of a child's life.
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