How nonfiction teaches scientific problem-solving

03/4/2013 | School Library Journal

Nonfiction works written by scientists can help illustrate the process of inquiry, problem-solving and discovery for students, and satisfy common-core goals, educators Myra Zarnowski, Marc Aronson and Mary Ann Cappiello write. They offer examples of book titles and questions to pose when discussing books they consider "literature of inquiry." "Teachers have reported that when students closely follow an unfolding inquiry, they feel as if they are accompanying the scientists on their journey," they write.

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