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
This middle school text is a fun read that helps students break the common misconceptions associated with the difference between mass and weight. At a two levels (approaching & on grade and at 750+words) it is perfect for a close read to
Subjects:
General Science, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Science Centers
$1.75
10 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 article would be a great close read to satisfy your principals Reading in the Content request. Your reading coach will be impressed when they see this Leveled (2 levels: Approaching & On Grade, 980+ words) article written to meet the grade
Subjects:
Science, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Science Centers
$1.75
2 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
9 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
This article is great for a close read to satisfy your principals Reading in the Content request. Your reading coach will be impressed when they see this Lexiled (1120L, 1400+ words) article written to meet the grade band text complexity
Subjects:
Science, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Science Centers
$1.50
3 ratings
4.0
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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
This piece of complex text (1050L, 1000 words) packs it all in. It covers photosynthesis, where the mass of a tree really comes from, and how this is all connected with climate change, all inside a fun little story. Science teachers, this would be a
Subjects:
Environment, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Science Centers
$1.50
5 ratings
4.0
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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 (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 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
7 ratings
3.8
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By Candlelight Science
his article would be a great close read to satisfy your principals Reading in the Content request. Your reading coach will be impressed when they see this leveled passage (approaching & on grade) article written to meet the grade band text
Subjects:
Science, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Science Centers
$1.75
1 rating
4.0
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By Candlelight Science
Do your students struggle with the nature and practice of science standards? If so, this resource is for you. We have filled this book with 12 pieces of complex text. Everything you would need to teach these concepts through reading strategies. We
Subjects:
Other (Science), Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Science Centers
$1.99
4 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
A great article for a close read. Better yet, get you ELA friends to do it for you. This piece even comes with ELA-style questions. How is that for integration? :) This is a fun read about the Periodic Table, from its development to its
Subjects:
Chemistry, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Science Centers
$1.75
5 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
2 ratings
4.0
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By Candlelight Science
A fun read that exposes students to the concept of acids and bases. Two levels (approaching & on grade) are providing to meet the needs of your students. Like all our text, is is written according to the recommendation of Common Core for complex
Subjects:
General Science, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Science Centers
$1.75
3 ratings
3.8
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By Candlelight Science
What have scientists learned about earthquakes since the famous 1906 San Francisco earthquake? This articles makes a great fun read, but is packed with information about the root cause of earthquakes, plate tectonics. Make your reading coach happy
Subjects:
Science, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, 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.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Constructivist

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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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