Reading about science doesn’t mean we throw away all of the reading skills and strategies we know. It means we use them even more! So why not teach science WHILE practicing reading!
A principal of mine once told me, ‘Science and social studies are just fancy reading.’ And it’s true! But sometimes we forget that when teaching these subjects we can use the reading skills students are learning to help them break down and understand the core content.
That’s where Science Smash-Ups come in! I’ve created fully loaded units that combine both reading skills and science standards!
This unit can be used in reading class as a focused nonfiction unit
It can be used in science class with the helpful support of reading skills that allow students to comprehend the material.
These units include:
- Teacher guide
- I can statements
- 15-page print & fold nonfiction student reader
- Teacher copy of the student reader – prompting guide
- Daily lesson plans
- Student workbook – print and go
- 6 Vocabulary posters
- Daily vocabulary practice activities
- 2 hands-on science labs
- 12 Differentiated close reading passages
- Review game
The student reader focuses on the specific science topic of the unit. Inside the reader, you’ll find a table of contents, index, and glossary as well as 4 headings – breaking down the content into consumable pieces.
The student notebook then includes activities for each of the 4 headings in the reading, focusing on core reading skills that will help students review reading while comprehending the science information! The notebook also includes all journal pages, student reflection pages, vocabulary activities, and exit tickets.
Continue the learning through daily vocabulary activities (inside the student workbook), hands-on labs, differentiated close reading passages that are perfect for small groups or warm-ups, and more!
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The bundle includes the units of:
- The Scientific Method Unit – COMPLETED
- The Moon Unit – COMPLETED
- Force & Motion Unit – COMPLETED
- Ecosystems Unit – COMPLETED
- Animals Unit Unit -COMPLETED
- Plants Unit – COMPLETED
- Weather Unit – COMPLETED