Teaching through Text Sets: Weathering and Erosion Kit

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  • Grade: 4
  • Interest Level: 3-6
  • ISBN: 9781493812844
  • Language: English

Guide students toward college and career readiness while promoting content-area literacy with these thematically grouped texts. Through a variety of genres and modalities, Teaching through Text Sets: Weathering and Erosion Kit offers engaging opportunities for students to read from multiple perspectives, respond to text-dependent questions, analyze craft and structure, and integrate knowledge and ideas. Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards, this comprehensive kit provides everything needed for a 2-week unit investigating how Earth's processes and organisms can change the land. This kit includes:

  • Read Aloud Introductory Text
  • Anchor Text (24 copies)
  • 3 Supporting Texts (6 copies each)
  • Extension Text (6 copies)
  • Teacher's Guide (48 pages) with easy-to-use lessons that provide:
    • Reading, writing, and content activities
    • Differentiation strategies
    • At-a-glance text set chart listing genre, modality, key content, Lexile measure, and suggested instructional setting
    • Graphic organizers, rubrics, a parent letter, and more
  • Digital resources
  • Audio CD
  • Multiple assessment options

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Series highlights include:

  • Read Aloud Introductory Text to capture student attention and activate prior knowledge
  • Anchor Text that builds content knowledge related to the theme (24 copies)
  • 3 Supporting Texts to guide students through close readings (6 copies each)
  • Extension Texts to help extend understanding through performance (6 copies)
  • Teacher's Guide with easy-to-use lessons that support reading, writing, and content activities
  • Assessments including a culminating project-based assessment
  • Digital Resources including an Interactiv-eBook to engage students
Teaching through Text Sets: Weathering and Erosion Kit

Read Aloud Introductory Text

Colorful and engaging, this Introductory Text is used to capture student attention and activate prior knowledge.

Read Aloud Introductory Text

Anchor Text

The Anchor Text covers the content-area concepts related to the themes and builds students' content knowledge; each kit includes 24 copies.

Anchor Text

3 Supporting Texts

Short, appropriately complex Supporting Texts help guide students through close readings to answer text-dependent questions; each kit includes 6 copies.
Teaching through Text Sets: Weathering and Erosion Kit

Extension Text

Extend conceptual understanding through collaboration and performance. Each kit includes 6 copies.

Extension Text

Teacher's Guide

Build depth of knowledge with authentic fiction and nonfiction texts that teach students how to climb the staircase of complexity to achieve college and career readiness. Easy-to-use lessons focus on reading, writing, content activities, and language objectives to help students address complex texts. Teachers will be able to assess not only the content-area knowledge gained by students through activities and text dependent questions, but also the English language arts skills used for communicating that knowledge.

Teacher's Guide


Assess student learning with the project-based Culminating Unit Assessment. In this summative assessment, students answer the Essential Question by producing one of the three suggested projects. Graphic organizers and rubrics are included to support students in this process. Additionally, teachers monitor student learning with activity sheets and progress checks.
Teaching through Text Sets: Weathering and Erosion Kit


An Interactiv-eBook of each Anchor Text supports students' exploration of the content through video, audio, and other digital functions.

Digital Resources

  • Interactiv-eBook of Anchor Texts
  • PDFs of key texts suitable for interactive whiteboard use
  • PDFs of student activity sheets
Teaching through Text Sets: Weathering and Erosion Kit
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