Science Mentor Text: Newton and Me {with FREEBIES!} - Ideas By Jivey: For the Classroom

Science Mentor Text: Newton and Me {with FREEBIES!}

Happy Sunday! I am excited to share a book we read to start off our Force, Motion, and Simple Machines Unit:
The book is a "primary" book- it is written in rhyme, and reviews concepts that students know naturally- like a ball won't roll unless something moves it, and it won't roll very fast in the grass. So how did I use something so simple with my fourth graders??

Over a couple of days, we learned the definitions of force, motion, push, pull, gravity, and friction. I gave them a quick skill practice to make sure they understood these words, which you can grab for free from my TPT store!
Then, they applied that knowledge to the book as we read. I gave them a sheet to glue into their notebook, and we filled it in and discussed it as we read! You can grab this page for free!
The students enjoyed listening to a simpler book, but still were able to apply their higher level knowledge to it! I hope you can use these ideas in your room, too! Make sure to check out the other fun science texts at Collaboration Cuties' blog!

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  1. I'm pinning this for when we start our force unit in two weeks! Thanks for the resources!!
    A Tall Drink of Water

  2. This is such a cute book!! A great way to kick of Force and Motion!! Thanks for the freebies!! I hope you have a great birthday tomorrow!!!
    Collaboration Cuties

  3. This is great! Big kids can learn so much from picture books. I think they love them even if they pretend not to.

    Not very fancy

  4. What a great book! I'm going to have to get my hands on this one! Thanks for sharing! Thanks also for the wonderful freebies! I can't wait to use them!


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