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published by the WGBH Educational Foundation
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This page provides a set of self-paced online tutorials designed to enhance literacy skills and integrate key literacy concepts with math, science, and social studies content. Each lesson incorporates video, interactive activities, digital note-taking, strategic reading, and writing exercises. The tutorials address a range of evidence-based strategies to build comprehension and assist struggling readers within the context of cross-curricular activities. Registered teacher-users may set up accounts for students over age 13 to track progress and document completion of work.

This science segment of the collection covers topics that include work/power, Newton's Third Law, gravity and air resistance, energy transfer, and more.

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© 2011 WGBH Educational Foundation
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Metadata instance created November 19, 2012 by Caroline Hall
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August 16, 2016 by Lyle Barbato
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Common Core State Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects 6—12

Key Ideas and Details (6-12)
  • RST.6-8.1 Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts.
  • RST.6-8.2 Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; provide an accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
Craft and Structure (6-12)
  • RST.6-8.4 Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6—8 texts and topics.
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas (6-12)
  • RST.6-8.7 Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table).
  • RST.6-8.9 Compare and contrast the information gained from experiments, simulations, video, or multimedia sources with that gained from reading a text on the same topic.
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity (6-12)
  • RST.6-8.10 By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend science/technical texts in the grades 6—8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

Common Core State Writing Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects 6—12

Text Types and Purposes (6-12)
  • 2. Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/ experiments, or technical processes. (WHST.6-8.2)
Research to Build and Present Knowledge (6-12)
  • WHST.6-8.9 Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
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