Moon Journals: Writing, Art, And Inquiry Through Focused Nature Study by Joni ChancerMoon Journals: Writing, Art, And Inquiry Through Focused Nature Study by Joni Chancer

Moon Journals: Writing, Art, And Inquiry Through Focused Nature Study

byJoni Chancer

Paperback | January 30, 1997

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"[This book] is one of the richest resources we've seen. It's from none other than Heinemann . . .We've seen more journals in the last few years than we knew existed. This one is definitely worth knowing about."
- Teaching K8

One of our greatest sources of wonderthe moonbecomes the focus of a classroom inquiry in this vivid illustration of integrated curriculum at its finest. Here, teachers Joni Chancer and Gina Rester-Zodrow recount how their students observed the moon's transit for twenty-eight days, recording their impressions in written and illustrated records called "Moon Journals."

As time goes by, we see these journals evolve from empirical observations into rich anthologies filled with prose, poetry, and artistic renderings using watercolors, pastels, printmaking materials, collage, and more. As the students experiment with multiple forms of composition, they begin to make sense of the worldand their place in itin surprising ways.

"Moon Journals" contains some twenty-eight Writing Invitations and twenty-eight Art Invitations that are actually mini-lessons. Each is illustrated with samples from actual Moon Journals and each includes easy-to-follow, step-by step instructions for reproduction in the classroom. Also included are a full-color insert, samples of teachers' own journals, a bibliography, discussions on developing portfolios and the studio/workshop environment, and a chapter exploring the theoretical underpinnings of this approach to writing, art, and science investigation.

"Moon Journals" was written primarily for K-8 teachers, but it can also be used in high school and even at home. Above all, it is meant to serve as a model of fruitful inquiry in anysubject area--in the realm of nature, or beyond.

Title:Moon Journals: Writing, Art, And Inquiry Through Focused Nature StudyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:211 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.55 inPublished:January 30, 1997Publisher:Pearson Education

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0435072218

ISBN - 13:9780435072216

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?[This book] is one of the richest resources we've seen. It's from none other than Heinemann . . .We've seen more journals in the last few years than we knew existed. This one is definitely worth knowing about.?-Teaching K8