Magazine-Style Leveled Readers
Twig Science’s high-interest, magazine-style leveled readers give students the opportunity to explore ideas in greater depth at their own pace while meeting real-world scientists and engineers.
Available in English, Spanish and Mandarin, provide a variety of text types that help spark interest in phenomena.
Bring literacy and science together using informational, narrative, descriptive, and argumentative text types
An author and reading specialist, Wiley has written several books on reading instruction and teaching students to read informational text.
He is a cross-curricular expert with extensive experience in English Language Arts and English Learners, including graduate work in education at Harvard University, elementary classroom teaching, and professional development in the United States, Latin America, and Asia.
The Benefits of Informational Text
Twig Education’s magazine-style leveled readers can be used during science or English Learning time to build knowledge and check understanding. By combining these subjects, teachers can effectively teach twice as much in the same time.
The leveled readers guide students through the process of understanding informational text. This kind of text makes up 90% of the text we read as adults—like road signs, emails, or instructions. Being able to understand informational text therefore helps students with the real-world demands they’ll face when they leave school.
The readers are available at four skill levels to suit every student. Multiple support tools help students to access vocabulary, read complex sentences, and understand key ideas. Visual glossaries give definitions of important vocabulary.
Interviews with real scientists and engineers introduce STEM careers to students. The readers can also be combined with Twig Education’s high-quality video content that bring phenomena to life.
Three Chapter Structure
1. Exploring Phenomena
Build curiosity about a phenomenon—students will discover what we know and how we know it.
2. STEM Career
Introduce students to professionals working in STEM careers in these fascinating interviews with real scientists.
3. Real-World Connection
Connect students’ learning to the real world—showing why they should care about the phenomenon and how it affects them.
Be a Scientist Micro-Labs
Be a Scientist features encourage students to take part in real scientific experiments and investigations in the form of optional micro-labs.
These activities can be done without specialist equipment, and student-facing instructions are provided
Each leveled reader features a visual glossary that provides definitions for key terms and scientific vocabulary for Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary support.
Cool Tools, On the Job, and A Day in the Lab
Follow in the footsteps of some seriously cool scientists and engineers.
Discover what incredible equipment and skills the scientists interviewed in each reader use to conduct and record their experiments.