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Science Readers: A Closer Look: Basics of Matter Kit

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  • Grade: 1-2
  • Guided Reading Level: G-M
  • Interest Level: K-4
  • Item: 12413
  • ISBN: 9781433314131
  • Language: English

Help elementary school students explore the basics of matter as they learn about the solids, liquids, and gases that make up the world around them. This kit includes leveled science readers, allowing teachers to easily implement differentiation strategies that give all students access to the physical science theme. Encourage the discovery of scientific topics through high-interest informational texts that build scientific vocabulary and literacy skills. The books feature captivating photos, graphics, illustrations, and a fun lab activity to support the text.

Science Readers: A Closer Look: Basics of Matter Kit includes:

  • Science Readers (6 titles, 6 copies each, 32 pages per book)
  • Data analysis activities
  • Audio recordings
  • Digital resources
  • Teacher's Guide

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Series highlights include:

  • Books - 16 titles, 6 copies each, 32 pages per book in print and digital formats, and leveled pairs for differentiation
  • Teacher's Guide with reading, writing, and science objectives
  • 16 Data-Analysis Activities
  • Digital Resources including books, text of each title, lab activities, and reproducibles
  • The Futures Channel® videos

Books - 16 titles, 6 copies each, 32 pages per book

Paired leveled readers support one concept within a unit of study, providing students with scientific informational text at their individual reading levels. Each book will draw students' attention to essential vocabulary and offer numerous pictures, graphics, and illustrations to support the text. A lab activity awaits students at the end of each book.

Teacher's Guide

Provide teachers with a way to integrate their teaching of language arts and science while making accommodations for differences in student reading abilities and levels of understanding. Each lesson employs the 5E model of instruction, which encourages an inquiry-based learning environment.

Teacher's Guide

16 Data-Analysis Activities

Data-Analysis Activities present concepts and data related to the topic of the unit and support the content of the readers.

Digital Resources

  • Books in digital format
  • Text of readers
  • Lab activities
  • Student reproducibles


Teachers are provided eight short videos from The Futures Channel® in each kit. These videos are ideally suited to introducing concepts, activating prior knowledge, and inspiring interest in sometimes complex and abstract concepts.

Correlations to National, State, and Province Standards

FOSS Science Readers Standards

Next Generation Science Standards

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