This 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade bundle 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! Find this bundle's FREE companion document with this link: 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 bundle 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 bundle builds a coherent body of knowledge (Life 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!
17-page standards-alignment for teacher use!
40-page interactive notebook for student-use!
Document in black & white provided for easy copying!
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.