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A Guide for Using The Magic School Bus at the Waterworks in the Classroom
     

A Guide for Using The Magic School Bus at the Waterworks in the Classroom

by Greg Young, Agi Palinay (Illustrator), Walter Kelly (Editor), Bruce Degen (Created by)
 

Each book in this series is a guide for using a well-known piece of literature in the classroom. Included are sample plans, author information, vocabulary-building ideas, and cross-curricular activities. At the Intermediate and Challenging levels, sectional activities and quizzes, unit tests, and ideas for culminating and extending the novel are also included.

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Each book in this series is a guide for using a well-known piece of literature in the classroom. Included are sample plans, author information, vocabulary-building ideas, and cross-curricular activities. At the Intermediate and Challenging levels, sectional activities and quizzes, unit tests, and ideas for culminating and extending the novel are also included.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
An eccentric teacher takes her class on an adventure through the city waterworks and teaches science painlessly. Ages 6-9. (March)
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 2-4 A remarkable meshing of text and illustration makes this an outstanding, lively treatment of a subject for which there is very little written for this age group. Ms. Frizzle has assigned her class a month-long investigation of how their city gets its water supply, to be followed by a field trip to the waterworks. With ``The Friz'' as driver, the children encounter surprise after surprise, as they are magically clad in scuba gear while in a tunnel, then slowly ascend to a cloud, where each child disembarks; falls as a drop of water into a mountain stream; flows into a reservoir; and bounces through the purification system, pipes, and water mains under the city streets. The trip ends with all arriving, drop by drop, in the girls' bathroom in their school as a seventh grader turns on the water faucet. A subsequent classroom mural is drawn of their field trip with the interesting facts of water posted above. Not such a bad trip after all! Liveliness and humor combine to provide valuable information in a simple, explicit text, totally complemented by cheery cartoon-like illustrations. A finishing flourish are the two pages of humorous and lighthearted notes (for SERIOUS students only) at the text's end. This book will rarely sit on the shelf. Mary Lou Budd, Milford South Elementary School, Ohio

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781576900888
Publisher:
Teacher Created Resources, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/28/1996
Series:
Magic School Bus Series
Edition description:
Teachers G
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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