Delta Science Readers are 16-page nonfiction books for K-6 students with informative, engaging text, full-color photos and illustrations. These readers include standard nonfiction features such as tables of contents, headings, captions, labels, diagrams, maps, and glossaries. They provide a powerful experience in science and reading.
Key Features and Benefits
- Present science content and vocabulary while promoting nonfiction reading skills
- Support and extend experiences and content of hands-on activities
- Help students develop informational literacy and scientific inquiry
- 8 Readers included with module (more available through store)
All readers have three main sections that develop reading comprehension skills:
- Think About—key information about the unit topic
- People in Science—historical biographies, careers in science
- Did You Know?—high-interest articles or selections
Delta Science Readers include standard nonfiction features such as tables of contents, headings, captions, labels, diagrams and maps, and glossaries. They provide a powerful experience in science and reading.
Teaching pages for the Delta Science Readers (found in the Teacher's Guide) include detailed support for guiding the reading, suggestions for pre- and post-reading preview/summary, assessment questions, and a writing link.
Skillbuilders: Make Science Time Literacy Time!
The Science-Literacy Connection: Scientists must be proficient readers and writers. They need to record and report ideas, procedures, and information clearly and accurately. They communicate with a specialized vocabulary. Skillbuilders for Reading and Language Arts develop this natural link between science and literacy.
Make science time literacy time! Integrate language arts lessons with science—Skillbuilders make it easy! Activities help students practice four key areas—comprehension, grammar, writing, and vocabulary—using the content they're studying in their Delta Science Readers. This seamless integration helps children develop literacy skills and appreciate language's role in science, while reinforcing their science learning.
Give Students What They Need: Skillbuilders are developmentally appropriate with reading and language arts skills for each grade span.
Go Easy On the Budget: Skillbuilders packets are inexpensive!
Classroom Convenience: Skillbuilders packets contain 32 consumable 4-page student booklets, plus teaching information and sample answers.