Unfortunately, with the large demands on reading and math from Common Core, science is often pushed to the side. If your district is like mine, then you often have very little time to dedicate to science, yet you are still expected to fully cover the entire curriculum. This packet was created to help save you time and to cover the important science concepts while still meeting the non-fiction criteria of Common Core.
**This product is located in my Slow and Fast Changes of the Earth Booklets Bundle! You save 20% by buying the bundle!**
This Product Includes:
✓ Mini-book for students to assemble and explore weather, erosion, and other related concepts. It can be used to teach, reinforce, and/or challenge students, all while meeting their needs and learning styles.
✓ Differentiated reading page — higher level (designated with two stars for student privacy) and lower level (designated with one star)
✓ Tabs to be used as science stations or as literacy stations. The first tab contains an important vocabulary activity related to weathering and erosion and corresponds with the reading piece provided. The second tab asks comprehension questions related to the reading piece and requires students to support their answers with textual evidence. The third tab focuses on an investigation to deepen the understanding of the concepts. The fourth tab asks students to draw, and the fifth tab prompts students to respond to a thought-provoking journal question.
✓ The investigation includes students exploring three molds of soil – one with grass mixed in, one with regular soil, and one that is a mold of sand. Students will pour water on each mold and determine which one weathered the fastest and watch the water erode the dirt or sand.
While I recommend printing in color and laminating materials for future use, it is not necessary. These materials print just fine in grayscale.
These booklets are perfect for tutors, paraprofessionals, volunteers, and substitutes! They are low prep, too!
You’ll receive everything you need when you purchase this prouct–all of the “ingredients” you need for tabbed booklets! It’s definitely worth the value!
This product is perfect if you have to teach about earth science but weren’t sure how or are just starting out! This product saves you time! Take back your weekends without sacrificing quality teaching!
This product is perfect for meeting your science standards and for integrating the Common Core Reading Standards (CCSS)!