Reading and Writing in the Content Areas Educ 174

Reading and Writing in the Content Areas

Educ 174

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Language Arts Correlation With Content Subjects
Interdisciplinary Approach In Education
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Informational Children's Books for the Content Areas

Literature Links from the California Department of Education

Sibert Informational Book Medal

The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal is awarded annually since 2001 by the Association for Library Service to Children to the most distinguished informational book published in English during the preceding year. Information books are defined as those written and illustrated to present, organize, and interpret documentable, factual material for children.

Orbis Pictus Nonfiction Award

The Orbis Pictus Nonfiction Award, presented annually by the National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE), promotes and recognizes excellence in nonfiction writing for children. Along with the award winner, up to 5 honor books may be named annually, and a list of recommended books.

Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12··· Book cover image

The National Science Teacher's Association and the Children's Book Council collaborate in selecting the books for this annual bibliography.· From 1973-2001, the list primarily featured titles for K-8.· Since 2002, the list has also included secondary level titles.

Science Writing Award

Awarded annually by the American Institute of Physics for effective science communication in either print and broadcast media.· Award winners should improve the general public's understanding of physics, astronomy, and allied fields.

Giverny Book Award

Awarded annually to a children's science picture book whose illustrations work in harmony with the text to tell the story. Plant science books are heavily represented. Awarded by the 15 Degree Laboratory, which performs research on visual cognition in biology, visual approaches to learning biology, and the graphic represention of biological knowledge.

Notable Tradebooks for Young People·· Book cover Image

The National Council for the Social Studies and the Children's Book Council collaborate to produce this annual bibiography of books useful for teaching history and related social studies content.· The list has been published since 1972.

Beatty Awards

The California Library Association's John and Patricia Beatty Award honors the author of a distinguished book for children or young adults that best promotes an awareness of California and its people...was Patricia Beatty's hope that the Award will encourage the writing of quality children's books that bring us an awareness of California, its heritage or its future.

Tomas Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award

This award is given annually to the author or illustrator of the book for children or young adults that most authentically reflects the Mexican American experience. The award is given by the Texas State University - San Marcos in honor of it's most distinguished alumnus, Tomas Rivera, who went on to become the first Hispanic chancellor of the University of California Riverside.

Coretta Scott King Book Award

The American Library Association awards the Coretta Scott King Book Awards to African American authors and illustrators for outstanding and inspirational contributions to children's literature.

Asian Pacific American Award for Literature

Awarded by the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association to books related to the Asian/Pacific American heritage.


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