Building Blocks of Science

Literacy

Invest in informational texts and online visual learning resources for grades K–5 to provide real-world classroom experiences that are beyond student investigation.

Informational Text for Reading and Writing for All Your Students

Enrich and enhance student learning with 18 brand-new literacy titles from the Building Blocks of Science®: A New Generation program. Designed to complement Building Blocks of Science® units, these on- and below-grade-level readers are flexible enough to add science literacy and informational text to any science or literacy program. Available in both printed soft-cover books and eBooks.

Print and Digital Science readers:

  • Feature 16 to 24 pages of Building Blocks of Science® unit-specific science core ideas
  • Address the Next Generation Science Standards’ Science and Engineering Practices
  • Highlight NGSS Crosscutting Concepts
  • Offer on- and below-grade-level readability
  • Available in English and Spanish
  • Have kindergarten titles formatted as Big Books
  • Provide science content reading to support ELA Standards in Reading and Writing
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TigTag Science FilmsTigTag Mindmap for Elementary

Online Visual Learning

Tigtag is the complete online resource for teaching the Next Generation Science Standards in grades K–5. Tigtag’s short films, classroom visuals, practical activities, and assessment tools cover specific objectives pertaining to STEM, the Next Generation Science Standards. Using this digital resource in your classroom will enrich your current resources and Building Blocks of Science® hands-on investigations.

Each unit contains:

  • 1 or more curriculum videos
  • 1 context film
  • 4–5 shorter tidbit videos
  • Summaries of each video
  • List of main learning points
  • Extensive support materials in the Teacher Toolbox
  • Lesson plans and focus questions
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