Help Students Become Confident in Earth Science and Reading with New NSTA Press Book

ARLINGTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#NGSS–Teachers whose students struggle to grasp their Earth science texts can
build skills in both science and literacy with Once
Upon an Earth Science Book: 12 Interdisciplinary Activities to Create
Confident Readers
. This practical, easy-to-use resource
for middle school classes is new from NSTA

Upon an Earth Science Book
opens with advice on teaching reading
comprehension strategies. The 12 inquiry-based lessons that follow

  • hands-on science activities with engaging titles such as “Mountain
    Mayhem,” “Oceans on the Move,” and “Trash Soup”;
  • readings that cover important Earth science concepts and support the Next
    Generation Science Standards
  • writing activities that prompt students to connect what they did with
    what they read; and
  • assessment exercises to give teachers feedback on what students are

Author Jodi Wheeler-Toppen is a veteran teacher who couldn’t find a
resource that integrated reading, writing, and science until she wrote
it herself. She’s also the author of NSTA Press’s Once
Upon a Life Science Book
. “As you and your students work
through these lessons together,” she tells science teachers, “you will
be able to watch their confidence as readers—and your confidence as a
reading educator—grow.”

Browse sample
of this title for free at the NSTA Science Store website.

For additional information or to purchase Once
Upon an Earth Science Book: 12 Interdisciplinary Activities to Create
Confident Readers
, visit the NSTA
Science Store
. To order by phone, call 800-277-5300 between 9 a.m.
and 5 p.m. ET weekdays. The 185-page book is priced at $25.95 and
discount-priced for NSTA members at $20.76. (Stock # PB275X2; ISBN #

About NSTA

The Arlington, VA–based National
Science Teachers Association
is the largest professional
organization in the world promoting excellence and innovation in science
teaching and learning for all. NSTA’s current membership includes
approximately 55,000 science teachers, science supervisors,
administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and
others involved in science education.

® produces 25 to 30 new books and e-books
each year. Focused on the preK–college market and specifically aimed at
teachers of science, NSTA Press titles offer a unique blend of accurate
scientific content and sound teaching strategies. Follow NSTA Press on Facebook
for the latest information and new book releases.


National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
Kate Falk, 703-312-9211