Read. Write. Science!

from the desk of Jodi Wheeler-Toppen

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My newest book--with National Geographic Kids--is out!

Edible Science was released today. It's my first foray out of school and library publishing, and I'm so excited to go into stores and see my book on the shelves!

I'm also in the process of scheduling staff development and author visits for the 2015-2016 school year. See below if you have science and literacy needs at your school.

Author Visits

Get kids excited about reading AND science. My presentations work well for assemblies, STEM days, and family science nights, and I can work with your teachers to issue a STEM challenge for students to work on following my visit.

Middle and High School Staff Development

The integration of reading, writing, and science is my research area and the focus of my dissertation at UGA. I help teachers use literacy to support their science instruction, and vice versa. I also address scientific argumentation (making claims and supporting them with evidence).

Elementary Staff Development

I work with teachers on specific science areas that they struggle to teach, and demonstrate ways to integrate reading/ writing instruction with science. This year, for Georgia educators, I'm adding a workshop on helping students with the writing portion of the Georgia Milestones.