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Building Blocks of Science Literacy Series™: Earth and Space Systems Below-Grade Reader

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Grade 5. 2018. 24 pages. Lexile range: 610L–760L. Earth and Space Systems Below-Grade Reader gets kids thinking about Earth's place in space and its major systems. Topics include:

  • Earth's Place in Space
  • Earth's Major Systems
  • Earth's Oceans
  • Science and Engineering Practices—Analyzing Data
  • The Career of a Hydrologist

Developed to enhance the teaching of Building Blocks of Science® units and other science curriculums, the Building Blocks of Science Literacy Series™: Earth and Space Systems Below-Grade Reader supports inquiry-based science lessons with engaging informational text. The content, presented in below-grade readability for struggling readers, gives students a natural transition from hands-on investigations, builds background knowledge to reinforce conceptual learning, and lets students apply relevant nonfiction to their own real-world experiences. Educational studies show that children are more likely to engage with a reading exercise when the literature is related to a recent hands-on activity. The reader helps improve reading comprehension and aligns with the Next Generation Science Standards®. Soft cover.

*Next Generation Science Standards® is a registered trademark of WestEd. Neither WestEd nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of this product, and do not endorse it.


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