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Challenging Science and Literacy Activities for K-9 Students : The Cricket Chronicles (Student) - Catherine E. Matthews

Challenging Science and Literacy Activities for K-9 Students

The Cricket Chronicles (Student)

Paperback Published: 1st September 2006
ISBN: 9781578863587
Number Of Pages: 99

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The Cricket Chronicles presents an extensive integrated unit of study focused on that familiar insect-the cricket. Teachers are given a complete guide and reproducible worksheets for elementary and middle school students. With more than 30 different activities on crickets, students learn science content and skills including: * Taxonomy * Anatomy * Ecology * Marking and recapturing techniques for estimating population size * Reading biological distribution maps * Caring for living organisms in the classroom Many activities involve hands-on science investigations; others incorporate reading, writing, and using graphic organizers to compare crickets to kids and other insects. This book includes learning logs to help students complete all activities and assist the teacher in assessment. Technological applications are also included such as cricket songs, which can be downloaded and played in the classroom. Everything a teacher needs to know or do to successfully teach this unit is covered in The Cricket Chronicles, which is designed for classrooms of any size and is an original and fun alternative to the typical science curriculum. See also:Challenging Science and Literacy Activities for K-9 Students - The Cricket Chronicles, Teacher Edition

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My students were engaged and entranced by the crickets themselves, especially the hunt! I found the lessons interactive and invigorating.--Louise Monroe, Advanced Learners Program (academically gifted) teacher, Guilford County Schools

Welcome to The Cricket Chroniclesp. vii
Student Questionnairep. ix
Organization of My Cricket Chronicles Learning Logp. xi
Finding Crickets & Describing Cricket Habitatsp. 1
Respecting Cricketsp. 5
Counting Crickets That Live in Your Schoolyardp. 7
Counting Crickets Again & Collecting Cricketsp. 11
Designing & Creating Cricket Habitatsp. 13
Reading about Cricketsp. 15
Comparing Kids and Cricketsp. 18
Looking at Cricketsp. 21
Constructing Models of Cricketsp. 25
Reading More about Crickets & Using Cricket Wordsp. 33
Coloring Cricket Body Partsp. 36
Identifying Cricket Story Partsp. 38
Finding Cricket Habitat Preferencesp. 41
Cricket Connoisseursp. 45
Thinking about Feeding Crickets & Feeding Cricketsp. 48
Lifestyles of Cricketsp. 52
Measuring and Comparing Leg Lengthsp. 54
Jumping Cricketsp. 62
Singing or Chirping, Chirping or Singingp. 66
Chirping Cricketsp. 68
Reading about Chirping Crickets: Fact and Fictionp. 70
Readers' Theater: Crickets on Callp. 72
Cricket Life Cyclesp. 73
Molting Nymphs/Aging Cricketsp. 75
Crickets in Our Countryp. 77
Crickets around the Worldp. 85
Naming Cricketsp. 87
Cricket Conference: A Humanities Symposiump. 90
Cricket Conference: A Scientific Symposiump. 92
The Singing Insectsp. 95
Songs of the Singersp. 97
Goodbye to The Cricket Chroniclesp. 99
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ISBN: 9781578863587
ISBN-10: 1578863589
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 99
Published: 1st September 2006
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.89 x 21.54  x 0.71
Weight (kg): 0.34

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