Book Title: Elgin and the Mysterious Twitch

Subtitle: An Exciting Science-themed Adventure

Author: Robin Harden Daniels

Book Description: Twelve-year-old Elgin wakes up one gray morning with a mysterious problem. To solve it, he must pursue adventures to gather the data needed to unravel this mystery. Along the way, Elgin is confronted by vulnerabilities in his self-esteem and unexpected tensions between him and his peers. This interplay between logic and emotion gives this narrative depth and relational power. It enables readers to learn scientific processes through an affective relationship with the story's main character. Upper elementary and middle school students will connect with Elgin's struggles as they also learn a scientific approach to problem-solving.

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The effective teaching of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) presents a rewarding challenge for educators and parents. Given their daily exposure to STEM, children who have a strong foundation in these disciplines do well in school and career. In her book, Elgin and The Mysterious Twitch, author Robin Harden Daniels, a certified teacher and professional developer, introduces students to a foundational concept called the Scientific Method. It is one of several STEM-based practices she presents through a series of fictional stories called, The Elgin Fox Adventures.

In this first story, twelve-year-old Elgin wakes up one gray morning with a mysterious problem. To solve it, he must pursue adventures to gather the data needed to unravel the mystery. Along the way, young Elgin is confronted by vulnerabilities in his self-esteem and unexpected tensions between him and his peers. This interplay between logic and emotion gives this narrative depth and relational power. It enables readers to learn a scientific process through an affective relationship with the story’s main character. Upper elementary and middle school students will especially connect with Elgin’s struggles and life lessons.

Author

Robin Harden Daniels

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Elgin and the Mysterious Twitch Copyright © 2020 by Robin Harden Daniels. All Rights Reserved.

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Children’s, Teenage & Educational

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Title
Elgin and the Mysterious Twitch
Author
Robin Harden Daniels
Reviewers
Asia Michael, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Southampton, New Jersey, Margarite Lovett, Literacy Consultant, Excel Educational Consulting, New Jersey, and Dr. Amy Stella, Director of Science and Math Curriculum, Columbus, New Jersey
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Copyright © 2020 Robin Harden Daniels

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Primary Subject
Children’s, Teenage & Educational
Additional Subject(s)
Science: general issues, Fiction: general & literary, Crime & mystery fiction, Bullying & harassment
Publisher
inflight, llc Publishing
Publication Date
May 5, 2020
Ebook ISBN
978-0-578-68785-8
Print ISBN
978-0-578-67413-1