Take Five! for Science transforms those first five minutes of class into engaging writing opportunities. Students will brainstorm their way through 75 topics within three main science divisions: earth, life, and physical science. All prompts are aligned with NGSS and ELA CCSS as students debate, compare, investigate, question, and design in response to 150 prompts. Whether your students are working to save endangered ecosystems, investigating distant constellations, creating unusual animals, or constructing a design solution, these diverse and creative prompts will have students looking forward to each day when they're asked to "Take Five!" for Science. Begin every day of the school year with a burst of writing in the science discipline with this comprehensive and fun resource. Ready? Set? Take Five!
About the Authors:
Kaye Hagler is an educational consultant who mentors teachers in regional and national workshops and conferences. She holds a bachelor’s degree in education from Georgia State University, a master’s degree from Troy University, and a postgraduate endorsement in gifted education from the University of Alabama. She has taught elementary and middle school gifted education and high school English. Currently, her time is spent writing, conducting writing workshops, and serving as an adjunct instructor of English. She received the 2012 Advancement of Alabama Literacy Award for outstanding contributions to the promotion of literacy in the writing process. Kaye is the author of Take 5! for Language Arts: Writing that builds critical-thinking skills (K-2); Take 5! For Science: 180 bell ringers that build writing and critical-thinking skills; Take 5! for Language Arts: 180 bell ringers that build critical-thinking skills; and Inquire, Investigate, Integrate!: Making Connections to the K-2 Science Standards and the Common Core.
Judy Elgin Jensen’s love of science took root as she watched her mother prepare foods harvested on the family’s farm. So it was inevitable that she became a biology teacher instead of the journalism major her mother thought she would be. In the classroom during a time of declining enrollments and more teachers than positions, she learned that textbooks were developed by ex-teachers who brought practical experience to the world of academia. Thirty-plus years of collaborating with authors and educators to create scientifically accurate materials that support teachers in their work ensued. Judy has authored and edited science texts and resources for pre-K through high school for the National Science Teachers Association, the National Science Foundation, and National Geographic Learning, among others.