Developed for grades K-5, this rich resource provides teachers with practical strategies to enhance science instruction. Strategies and model lessons are provided in each of the following overarching topics: inquiry and exploration, critical thinking and questioning, real-world applications, integrating the content areas and technology, and assessment. Research-based information and management techniques are also provided to support teachers as they implement the strategies within this resource. This resource supports core concepts of STEM instruction.
Strategies for Building Academic Vocabulary in Science
Boost students' science vocabulary with easy-to-implement effective strategies! Sample lessons using each strategy are included for grade spans K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 using vocabulary words from standards-based, content-specific units of study.
Leveled Texts for Science: Earth and Space Science
Explore our planet and solar system with engaging, informational texts that support differentiated instruction and are perfect for close reading! This resource includes 15 different sets of text and comprehension questions to support critical thinking.
Leveled Texts for Science: Physical Science
Uncover the mechanics of our universe with engaging, informational texts that support differentiated instruction and are perfect for close reading! Included are texts on 15 different topics and comprehension questions to support critical thinking.
Leveled Texts for Science: Life Science
Expand students' scientific horizons with engaging, informational texts that support differentiated instruction and are perfect for close reading! Included are texts on 15 different topics and comprehension questions to support critical thinking.
Standards-Based Investigations: Science Labs Grades K-2
Transform your students into curious scientists with hands-on activities using the inquiry process to improve conceptual knowledge. Students will focus on scientific analysis and use observation notebooks to record process, results, and learning.
Standards-Based Investigations: Science Labs Grades 3-5
Help students create scientific hypotheses and record jaw-dropping results with interactive activities to develop their critical-thinking and conceptual knowledge. This resource provides hands-on experiments using the inquiry process and analysis.
Standards-Based Investigations: Science Labs Grades 6-8
Promote scientific learning and encourage students to become engaged scientists with exciting lab experiments and investigations. Students will focus on processes and results by recording their observations through writing and drawing in notebooks.
Standards-Based Investigations: Forensic Science
Analyze science through crime scene investigation while improving students' content-area literacy and critical-thinking skills. Students participate in hands-on activities, analyze science passages, and find results.
Teaching Science Today
Make teaching science a motivating experience for learners to achieve success! This valuable resource provides instructors with sound educational strategies and best practices for science instruction.
Strategies for Teaching Science Levels 6-12
Support inquiry exploration with research-based strategies to develop scientific thinking. This resource provides model lessons, management techniques, and strategies to build students' real-world understanding of scientific concepts.
The 5Es of Inquiry-Based Science
Create an active learning environment in grades K-12 using the 5E inquiry-based science model! Featuring a practical guide to implementing the 5E model of instruction, this resource clearly explains each "E" in the 5E model of inquiry-based science.
Getting to the Roots of Science Vocabulary Levels 6-8
Jump into essential root word practice in science with these engaging and creative lessons. This resource provides essential instruction, research-based lessons, and activity pages for students to explore word meaning from the roots up!
Creating Social and Emotional Learning Environments
This resource defines social and emotional learning and digs into the real work of incorporating SEL in K-12 schools. It makes the connection between research and practical application through real-life examples and testimonials of SEL in the classroom.
Guided Math: A Framework for Mathematics Instruction Second Edition
This 2nd edition takes an innovative approach to mathematics, using the same teaching philosophies as guided reading. This instructional framework provides an environment for math that fosters mathematical thinking and meets the needs of all students.
Using Primary Sources in the Classroom, 2nd Edition
Turn your classrooms into primary source learning environments! With more than 100 digital primary sources, fun activities, and model lesson plans, this resource contains everything needed to successfully teach with primary sources.
Building Vocabulary with Greek and Latin Roots
This teacher-friendly, 2nd edition resource provides the latest research on how to teach Greek and Latin roots. It includes strategies for improving comprehension, planning instructional routines, and building a word-rich learning environment.
Document-Based Assessment Activities, 2nd Edition
Today's students need opportunities to evaluate sources and use evidence to support their conclusions. This K-12 resource provides both instructional support for teachers as well as a myriad of differentiated learning opportunities for students.
Ultima parada de la calle Market (Last stop on Market Street): An Instructional Guide for
Analyze Last Stop on Market Street in-depth with this instructional guide that includes engaging activities and lessons in Spanish to build key comprehension and literacy skills for second language learners, with instructions for teachers in English.
Eres tu mi mama? (Are You My Mother?): An Instructional Guide for Literature
Analyze Are You My Mother in-depth with this instructional guide that includes engaging activities and lessons in Spanish to build key comprehension and literacy skills for second language learners, with instructions for teachers in English.
Get the Picture: Visual Literacy in Content-Area Instruction
This resource equips teachers with innovative strategies to develop students' visual literacy skills, teach students to analyze visual texts, comprehend both explicit and implicit messages, and engage in meaningful discussion.