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.

Content Essentials for Science

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.