Candlelight Science

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Candlelight Science
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By Candlelight Science
My co-author and friend Ali was determined that we write this piece as it has a special place in her heart. Students will discover learned and innate behavorial traits in this interesting text about dogs. BTW - The cover displays my dog, Curie. This
Subjects:
Science, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Science Centers
$1.50
12 ratings
4.0
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By Candlelight Science
Check out this great article. Use this for a close read and satisfy your principals Reading in the Content request. Your reading coach will be impressed when they see this Lexiled (710L, 800+ words) article written to meet the grade band text
Subjects:
Science, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Science Centers
$1.35
8 ratings
3.9
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By Candlelight Science
This piece of informational text (860L, 900+ words) supports the concept of weathering and erosion and also includes the soicioscientific issue of water usage. Included are common core-style question to make integrating science into the reading
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Science Centers
$1.35
4 ratings
4.0
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By Candlelight Science
This piece of informational text (870L, 600 words) supports the science concept of human's impact on the environment. Include with the text are common core style question so this piece of text can be used to integrate science within the reading
Subjects:
General Science, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas
$1.35
4 ratings
4.0
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By Candlelight Science
This piece (589 word) of text covers the basics of the different kinds of weathering. It's great for a close read in either a science or reading center. Supports Standards:SC.4.E.6.4 Describe the basic differences between physical weathering
Subjects:
Science, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Science Centers
$1.50
8 ratings
4.0
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By Candlelight Science
One of Doc's all-time favorites as it was inspired by conversations with students. As the title indicates, this piece of complex text (2 levels; on grade and approaching with over 831 words) explains why the ocean is salty by connecting weathering
Subjects:
Science, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Science Centers
$1.75
6 ratings
4.0
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By Candlelight Science
An easy way to support or review students knowledge of Florida resources with this article. Includes 5 ELA-style questions to keep your reading coach happy. Supports:SC.4.E.6.3 Recognize that humans need resources found on Earth and that these are
Subjects:
Science, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Science Centers
$1.25
6 ratings
3.7
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By Candlelight Science
The piece of informational text (880L) supports the science concept of how man affects his environment and also brings in the concept of weathering and erosion. Included are Common-core style questions making it easy to integrate science and
Subjects:
General Science, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Science Centers
$1.40
6 ratings
3.9
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By Candlelight Science
Let's get those ELA folks working for science teachers by doing a close read on tthis text. Even includes Common Core style questions. Cover:SC.4.L.17.1 Compare the seasonal changes in Florida plants and animals to those in other regions of the
Subjects:
Science, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Science Centers
$1.50
6 ratings
4.0
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By Candlelight Science
This piece of complex text (710L, 700 words) takes the reader through the process of identifying minerals within a story format the students can understand. A fun piece of text for the student, but covers everything a textbook would include and with
Subjects:
Science, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Science Centers
$1.25
6 ratings
3.8
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By Candlelight Science
This piece of complex (830L) text is designed to teach students about the local space economy in Florida. A great historical piece that brings up a socioscientific issue of how our US astronauts must hitch a ride to the International Space Station.
Subjects:
General Science, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Science Centers
$1.50
2 ratings
4.0
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By Candlelight Science
This piece of informational text (700L, 600 words) supports to science concept of seasonal changes for plants and animals. There are also included common core-style questions so this piece can become the perfect way to integrate science into the
Subjects:
Environment, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Science Centers
$1.25
1 rating
3.0
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By Candlelight Science
This piece of informational text (670L and 750 words) covers the basics of the rock cycle. It also has ELA-style questions to promote its use as a supplement in the reading block. Supports Standards: SC.4.E.6.1 Identify the three categories of
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Science Centers
$1.50
3 ratings
4.0
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By Candlelight Science
This piece of leveled informational text (770L) helps students understand the tough concept of of variables. Besides the science concept, we have also included Common Core style, so that this piece of complex text can easily be used within the
Subjects:
General Science, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Science Centers
$1.35
3 ratings
4.0
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By Candlelight Science
This piece of information text (700L, 1000 words) covers the science topic of properties of matter. It also includes 5 common core-style questions so this piece of text for integration of science and reading. Supports Standards: SC.5.P.8.1 Compare
Subjects:
Physical Science, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Science Centers
$1.35
1 rating
4.0
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By Candlelight Science
This piece of complex text (850L, 635 words) help support the science concept of how man impacts the environment. A great potential for a close read during the reading block. Includes 5 ELA-style questions. SC.4.L.17.4 Recognize ways plants and
Subjects:
General Science, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Science Centers
$1.10
2 ratings
4.0
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By Candlelight Science
A great article set (2 levels: Aproaching and On-Grade) to integrate reading into the science classroom. Better yet, maybe the ELA teacher will use this in their classroom freeing more time for hands-on science. Your reading coach will smile as this
Subjects:
Science, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Science Centers
$1.75
1 rating
4.0
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By Candlelight Science
A great addition to any unit on energy. This article details the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. It is written to provide a complex text option for the study of waves. Included is a description of the causes of tidal waves, as well as how energy is
Subjects:
Physical Science, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Science Centers
$1.25
1 rating
4.0
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By Candlelight Science
This 600 word passage describes our past and current knowledge about the patterns we observe in the night sky. This would be great for a reading or science center. Supports the following standards:SC.4.E.5.2 Describe the changes in the observable
Subjects:
Science, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Science Centers
$1.50
4 ratings
3.9
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By Candlelight Science
How about a little integration of science and reading? Science reading passage (with on grade and approaching levels) complete with ELA style common core aligned questions.Supports Standards:SC.5.P.13.4 Investigate and explain that when a force is
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Literature Circles, Science Centers
$1.75
1 rating
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

We are all well-seasoned veterans of science education. From lesson plans to books. We have produced curriculum at the District level and at the corporate level. You can find our work under the banner of CK12.org and eduSmart.com. Our work can even be found in the NSTA bookstore. Examples: Designing Meaningful STEM Lessons (2018) and a chapter in Adolescent Literature as a Complement to the Content Areas by R&L Publishing.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Ali: B.S in Elementary Education - UF; Sara Stoquert - B.S in Elementary Education; Katie - B.S in Elementary Education - USF M.S. in Science Education Marjorie - M.D.; Milt - B.S. in Earth Science - SIU-E; MS in Science Ed. - Florida State; Ph.D. in Science Education- USF

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