Content Essentials for Science

Grade Levels: K-6

Standards-based science content and targeted instruction of essential reading strategies: together at last! Content Essentials for Science will help students build essential science concepts using concise academic language, graphic organizers, and strong visuals.

About the Program

Content Essentials in Science:

  • Pre-teaches important vocabulary
  • Provides language-level differentiation
  • Offers a strong technology component that provides animation, interactive activities, photo libraries, visual dictionaries, and video on important science concepts
  • Can be used with any science and language arts curricula
  • Can be delivered by teachers, coaches, or para-professionals
  • Is especially effective with ELL and at-risk students

Components:

Student Handbook

  • Handbooks develop the key concepts in Earth, Life, and Physical Science. Teachers utilize as needed to make science content more accessible for all students.
  • Each Student Handbook and corresponding Teacher Guide is organized in two parts: Science Essentials and Literacy Essentials.

Teacher Guide

  • Provides clear and concise instructional routines to help teachers deliver content, vocabulary, and nonfiction reading and writing instruction. It includes the Student Handbook pages with wrap-around notes at point-of-use for ease of instruction.
  • Each Student Handbook and corresponding Teacher Guide is organized in two parts: Science Essentials and Literacy Essentials. Part 1: Science Essentials, helps students learn about science ideas and the academic vocabulary used to talk about them. Part 2: Literacy Essentials, teach students how to read and comprehend content-area text.

Blackline Masters Book

  • Offers additional support on critical science vocabulary and concepts. Also reinforces important reading and writing skills.

Poster Big Book (Grades K-2)/Overhead Transparencies (Grades 3-6)

  • Used to model comprehension and language strategies.

Student and Teacher Technology Tools

  • Every lesson includes an electronic version of the Student Handbook, along with video and multimedia to support content and literacy instruction.

 

Program Components

  • Content Essentials Grades 3-4: Student Handbook Set: Softcover 6-pack
    Content Essentials Grades 3-4: Student Handbook Set: Softcover 6-pack
  • Content Essentials Grades 5-6: Student Handbook Set: Hardcover 6-pack
    Content Essentials Grades 5-6: Student Handbook Set: Hardcover 6-pack
  • Content Essentials Grades K-2: Deluxe Hardcover Classroom Set
    Content Essentials Grades K-2: Deluxe Hardcover Classroom Set
  • Content Essentials Grades K-2: Student Handbook Set: Hardcover 6-pack
    Content Essentials Grades K-2: Student Handbook Set: Hardcover 6-pack
  • Content Essentials Grades K-2: Student Handbook Set: Softcover 6-pack
    Content Essentials Grades K-2: Student Handbook Set: Softcover 6-pack
  • Content Essentials Grades K-2: Blackline Masters Book
    Content Essentials Grades K-2: Blackline Masters Book
  • Content Essentials Grades K-2: Teacher's Guide
    Content Essentials Grades K-2: Teacher's Guide
  • Content Essentials Grades 3-4: Student Handbook - Softcover
    Content Essentials Grades 3-4: Student Handbook - Softcover
  • Content Essentials Grades K-2: Student Handbook - Softcover
    Content Essentials Grades K-2: Student Handbook - Softcover
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