Welcome to Top Grade: CanLit for the Classroom, a blog and preview video series that features new releases from Canadian book publishers ideal for use in K-12 classrooms and school library collections. Throughout the year, we will dive into new titles, highlighting relevant curriculum links and themes.
Written by secondary school teacher Spencer Miller
Recently, I was asked to substitute for an awesome STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) teacher. When I entered their classroom I was excited to see a selection of books prominently displayed at the front of the room. Each book covered a different topic in STEM and had a little label “What I just read”, “What I’m reading” and “What I’m reading next”. This simple three-book display said a lot. It told me (and the students in the room) that this STEM teacher loves the subjects they teach and is always looking to learn more. It told me they love to read books and that if I wanted to learn more about a scientific concept, I should read about it!
This is just one way that …