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In this issue, the high school edition of Science Class focuses on Summer Reading. This theme is supported by a range of NSTA-approved teaching resources: news stories, Internet SciLinks, books, and NSTA journal articles. To view the elementary and middle level editions of Science Class, please click on the links at left. If you have any comments about this issue, send them to: enewsletterfeedback@nsta.org.

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What does summer reading mean to you? For some of you, it may mean reading the latest best seller by the pool. For others, it might mean helping struggling students become better readers. For others still, it might mean getting caught up on the professional literature that you just don't seem to get to during the school year. This issue gives you suggestions on some good reads, shows you how some teachers are working this summer, and provides you with a summary of the newest titles from NSTA Press. Enjoy your summer reading!

Summer Reading in the News

Article summaries provided by the NSTA WebNews Digest (Visit http://www.nsta.org/mainnews for nationwide news for science educators).

No Summer Break for this Student (St. Petersburg Times)

A high school student devotes a part of her summer to attending a statewide conference in an effort to help third graders improve their reading skills.

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Summer Reading on the Net

In this month's high school journal, The Science Teacher, NSTA members read "Cool Books for Hot Days." The link to that article is:


NSTA Articles on Summer Reading

The following NSTA journal articles provide you with useful ideas for classroom lessons and activities related to summer reading.

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Books, Books, Books

NSTA has put together a catalog of the latest books for the high school teacher to make your summer reading worthwhile. To view the catalog, click here:


To order any of the items in the catalog, visit: http://store.nsta.org.

Professional Development

The professional learning plan from the Eisenhower National Clearinghouse details 15 effective strategies for professional development. The first two strategies involve Immersion into Inquiry in Science and Immersion into the World of Scientists. (Eisenhower National Clearinghouse)

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NSTA Opportunities

Managing Your Membership

The Internet allows you to get information when it's most convenient for you. To learn more about managing your NSTA membership online or to get information about joining, visit:


Write for NSTA's Journals

The Science Teacher (Grades 9–12) has issued this Call for Papers on specific topics. Click here to find out more:


Next Month's Theme:

International Interests

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