This product uses the Common Core ELA Standards for Reading Informational Text, Speaking & Listening, and Writing to build knowledge in Life Science Benchmarks! It's aligned to Common Core, Florida Standards, & Next Generation Science Standards with focused attention on the 6 sets of Life Science Benchmarks in the FCAT 2.0 Science Item Specifications! Use this FREE companion document: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/FCAT-20-Life-Science-Item-Specs-2085853
These ELA & LIFE 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 bundle 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, purchase the Grades 3-5 bundle to build a coherent body of knowledge (Life Science) both within and across grades. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/ELA-LIFE-Science-Blended-Tasks-2086325
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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!
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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.