Common Core and Science A-Z becomes the best way for teachers to blend literacy and science since kids love both science and literacy. Use it and take advantage of it. Do you ever imagine teaching science to elementary students? Perhaps you will teach not only one subject but also several subjects. In teaching science to students, you have a big responsibility to develop students’ literacy, even if you’re a science specialist only. How will you do that?
You can use the Common Core and Science A-Z since it can help you in teaching both literacy and science at one time. For example, if you must teach your students about several plants, you can lead students to do an investigation and teach them literacy in the content area. Furthermore, you can use both quick reads and leveled books from the plants unit.
When your students get to know about the scientific processes, for example, the pollination or the photosynthesis, your students will also enhance their reading proficiency when reading any informational text. They can also master the vocabulary in the specific science domain. Teachers can use the Common Core and Science A-Z to teach several standards from ELA common core.
For example, with the Common Core and Science A-Z, teachers can have a teacher’s guide to nonfiction books. Students can have lesson plans. In those lesson plans, there are reading strategies, for instance, linking to the previous knowledge or answering and asking several questions. Every guide for teachers comes with the comprehension skill, for instance, the cause and effects, the skill of compare and contrast, or the main idea and details. Furthermore, teachers will find out the discussion questions spanning with many levels of the Bloom’s Taxonomy to enhance students HOT (higher-order thinking) skills. Common Core and Science A-Z also has 35 graphic organizers for enhancing students’ reading strategies and reading skills.
Moreover, the Science A-Z comes with customizable lessons as well as the informational texts along with four scientific domains. Those specific domains are the life science sources, the earth and the space science sources, the physical science sources, and the process science sources. In the life science, students can learn about all living world as well as how organism cooperate with others. In the earth and the space science, students can learn about the materials, the features, and also every process on the earth and also on the outer space. Moreover, students can learn the properties of the energy, nature, forces, and also matters in the physical science. Then, in the process science, students can learn about skills and tools needed in conducting an investigation and find out the answers.
Every Science A-Z component includes the Learning A-Z links. It writes the resources come from the sister webs, including several fiction books to employ in conjunction with science units.
Similar to supplementary sister webs from the Learning A-Z, the Science A-Z also won some awards, including the Upper Elementary and the Science Web from the Eddie Award Winner in 2016. Moreover, it also has awards as the Best Early Elementary, the Science Web from the Bessie Award Winner in the year of 2016, and also the Best Science Instructional Solution from the Codie Award Finalist in the year of 2016.
With the Common Core and Science A-Z, you can mix the literacy with the science. The Science A-Z will help you to teach both literacy and science at once. Kids like doing science. They also enjoy reading, listening, writing, and also speaking about the science all day long.