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To Look Closely.

To Look Closely

Laurie Rubin

Stenhouse Publishers

477 Congress Street, Suite 4B, Portland, ME 04101-3451

www.stenhouse.com

9781571109927, $22.50, www.amazon.com

In "To Look Closely: Science and Literacy in the Natural World", author Laurie Rubin draws upon her many years of experience and expertise in teaching children about nature and the natural world to write a 239 page instructional compendium specifically designed to help classroom teachers develop inquiry-based thinking on the part of their students while exploring and learning about the natural environment. Beginning with ten tips for getting started on nature study, "To Look Closely: Science and Literacy in the Natural World" utilizing 'A Year At The Stream' in autumn, winter, and spring, to illustrate and demonstrate a basic study of the intricacy and interconnectedness of the natural world. Of special note are the two chapters dedicated to Literacy Through Nature Study in terms of reading and writing. Enhanced with appendices of Second-Grade Narratives; Second-Grade Poems; and Recommended Websites. Informed, informative, superbly organized and presented, "To Look Closely: Science and Literacy in the Natural World" is very highly recommended for Natural Studies school curriculums and supplemental reading lists. It should be noted that ""To Look Closely: Science and Literacy in the Natural World" is also available in a Kindle edition ($11.49).

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Title Annotation:The Education Shelf; To Look Closely: Science and Literacy in the Natural World
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Date:Feb 1, 2014
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