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STC Literacy Series™: Land and Water, Pack of 8

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Land and Water brings earth science to life with amazing stories about how our planet formed and how it continues to change.

Grades 3–5. Students will read about the actions of earthquakes, volcanoes, rivers, and oceans. The book explains the importance of water in our lives—how it keeps us and our crops alive. There is also a story on the aesthetics of water, told through an ancient Chinese painting of a river scene. The final section of this book highlights scientists' investigations of natural phenomena, including a history of weather.

Developed to enhance the teaching of the Science and Technology Concepts™ (STC™) unit, the STC Literacy Series™ Land and Water 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. Questions provided throughout the book encourage critical thinking and allow children to be actively involved in their learning.

Educational studies show that children are more likely to engage in a reading exercise when the literature is related to a recent hands-on activity. This is exactly how the STC Program™ works. Included in every STC-Elementary™ kit, the STC Literacy Series™ helps improve reading comprehension, and supports the following Common Core Standards:

  • RI.1-3
  • RI.4-6
  • RI.7-9


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