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#stemCCchat Twitter Chat Recap

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Twitter chat on STEM and the Common Core on September 24! Thanks especially to our panelists Fred Bortz (@DrFredBortz), Loree Griffin Burns (@loreegburns), Tim Gerber (@DTimothyG), Kathleen Odean (@kfodean), and Melissa Stewart (@mstewartscience) for sharing their invaluable perspectives and knowledge as leaders in science, education, and literacy.

The full Twitter chat has been archived on Storify, so if you missed the event you can still easily find all of the great resources and ideas that were discussed in one place. Check out the Padlet wall of Twitter chat participants' favorite nonfiction science books/texts and add your suggestions as well.

The topics we discussed with participants were:

  1. What Common Core skills can be addressed in the science classroom?
  2. Share examples of how Common Core skills can be addressed in the science classroom.
  3. The Common Core and the Next Generation Science Standards emphasize critical thinking and reading. How do trade books help to meet these needs?
  4. What techniques do you use to encourage readers to think critically, weigh evidence, and draw conclusions based on evidence?
  5. The Common Core requires reading complex texts. Any strategies for accommodating readers at different levels for technical subjects?
  6. What methods do you use to effectively introduce and build STEM vocabulary using books?
  7. What are your favorite non-fiction trade books that help teach STEM concepts?

Future Twitter chats from Science NetLinks and our partners are in the works, so we hope to see you on Twitter again soon!

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