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Building Blocks of Science Literacy Series™: Earth Materials On-Grade Reader

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Grade 2. 2015. 16 pages. Lexile range: 350L–500L. Earth Materials On-Grade Reader, part of the Building Blocks of Science Literacy Series™, gets students thinking about the land and water that cover Earth and its ever-changing surface. Topics include:

  • Water on Earth
  • Earth's Land
  • Changes on Earth
  • Science and Engineering Practices
  • A Look at the Life of a Geologist

Developed to enhance the teaching of Building Blocks of Science® units and other science curriculums, the Building Blocks of Science Literacy Series™: Earth Materials reader supports inquiry-based science lessons with engaging informational text. The content 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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