This interactive notebook uses the Common Core ELA Standards for Reading Informational Text, Speaking & Listening, and Writing to build knowledge in Earth Science Benchmarks! It's aligned to Common Core, Florida Standards, & Next Generation Science Standards with focused attention on the 3 sets of Earth Science Benchmarks in the FCAT 2.0 Science Item Specifications!
These ELA & Earth Science Blended Tasks are research and evidence-based!
Tasks are text-dependent and focus on academic vocabulary prevalent in students' science textbooks. Need a text set? This notebook works with your students' own science textbooks!
This resource provides extensive opportunities for students to engage with complex text. The Reading Tasks require a close read and analysis of informational texts. You'll find that Writing to Sources is a key task and Speaking & Listening (Discussion) tasks encourage substantive academic discussions!
In addition, to developing reading comprehension, as well as building vocabulary, this notebook builds a coherent body of knowledge (Earth Science) both within and across grades.
Here are a few ways to use this bundle:
Purchase the bundle for 3rd graders and allow their booklets to grow with them as they progress through 4th & 5th grade. They will truly see how they are building a coherent body of knowledge needed for success on FCAT 2.0 Science and, more importantly, in life!
5th & 4th Grade teachers may use the below grade level tasks as a scaffold of support. Teachers must build progressions of increasing complexity!
Students may use their completed bundle as Test Prep for the FCAT 2.0 Science Test!
Standards-alignment & sample answers for teacher use!
Interactive notebook for student-use!
Document in black & white provided for easy copying!
Cutout tabs make this notebook easy for students to navigate and reference!
This license is for one classroom teacher of no more than 29 students to reproduce & distribute one copy per student. Share this resource with colleagues at a discounted price. Multiple licenses are available at half the original price! Curious about purchasing with a school purchase order? Need to request funds from your school? I have evidence-based research on which all my products are based. Just let me know, and I'll send it to you.
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Coleman, D., & Pimentel, S. (2012). Revised Publishers’ Criteria for the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Literacy, Grades 3–12.
Conley, D. (2014). The Common Core State Standards: Insight into Their Development and Purpose.