The writing Place - Literacy across all the content areas
The Writing Place Web site provides information and resources to facilitate the teaching and learning of writing in the Baltimore County Public Schools. These materials are aligned with the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in HIstory/Social Studies, Mathematics and Technical Subjects. http://www.bcps.org/offices/lis/writing/index.html
Math, Literature, and Nonfiction Connections Series by Marilyn Burns
This seven-book series uses children’s literature and nonfiction as springboards into activities that engage students and motivate them to think, reason, and use their math skills to solve problems. These books include vignettes of lessons and samples of student work.
Download an at-a-glance chart of children’s literature featured in the Math, Literature, and Nonfiction series, listed with grade levels and topics.
- Math and Literature, Grades K–1
- Math and Literature, Grades 2–3
- Math and Literature, Grades 4–6, Second Edition
- Math and Literature, Grades 6–8
- Math and Nonfiction, Grades K–2
- Math and Nonfiction, Grades 3–5
- Math and Nonfiction, Grades 6–8
Writing in the Math Class by Marilyn Burns
How can writing help students think more deeply and clearly about mathematical ideas? Marilyn Burns shares numerous examples illustrating how students sort, clarify, and define their thinking through different types of writing—journal writing, solving math problems, explaining mathematical ideas, and linking creative writing to math. Includes assessment strategies, answers to frequently asked questions, and samples of authentic student work.