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Integrating Science and Social Studies into your Curriculum AND a FREEBIE!

If you are like me..  I always have a hard time fitting in time to teach Science and Social Studies.  So over the years I have learned how to integrate my units into my ELA block.  


Social studies is an often-neglected subject in elementary school because typically it isn't on the state tests our students take. However, informational text comprehension is tested so every teacher should find a way to teach Social Studies during the ELA block.   If you think about it, what better way to teach non-fiction reading strategies than through interesting and relevant resources that relates to the world our students live in.  Science is a subject that is tested in most states and children generally love this subject because it is more hands on than social studies.  BUT I still have difficulty finding time to teach it as a stand alone subject, even though that is the expectation in most districts.  

I have found a way around this dilemma and I am here to share with you some tips and tools to help you integrate it across the curriculum in your room too. 









Grab your FREE Learning Log! I use it for a Science grade and a Writing grade! The kids really love illustrating too - their picture are so cute!  I love to share these with parents to show how much learning went on during the unit.  


WE also just finished out Rainforest Unit - it is over 240 pages!!  We will be giving three away this weekend.   









All you have to do to enter to WIN this unit is
Leave a comment below and share one way you integrate your curriculum
WE will randomly choose THREE winners! 
The Giveaway ends Sunday at 10:30  EST 

Thank you for stopping by today! 

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Clipart designs are by Creative Clips and Melonheadz Illustrating.   
          

11 comments:

  1. I love doing close reading with Science passages. My kids were so jazzed about reading about volcanoes that they didn't realize they were doing difficult reading and writing :)

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  2. I love doing close reading with Science passages. My kids were so jazzed about reading about volcanoes that they didn't realize they were doing difficult reading and writing :)

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  3. We use two column notes in Social Studies, and the kids have to look in the book and/or in the glossary to find the answers. I also make Powerpoints and interactive whiteboard activities. I love what you're doing with these activities!

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  4. To integrate curriculum, I read and have the students read science and social studies topics. I have been looking for good close reads to use and anything interactive (interactive notebooks for example)!

    Mary Love
    marylove.houston@gmail.com

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  5. I try to integrate in read alouds, small group reading books and fluency passages.

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  6. YOU ALL are WINNERS! I will email you the Rainforest UNIT... Thank you for entering!! BE sure to stop back this weekend ~ We will be celebrating my birthday with a Giveaway and some more FREEBIES. Share and tell your friends!!

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  7. WOW, thanks so much!! Happy early bday! I'll be sure to check back and spread the word. :)

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  8. Happy Birthday! Thanks for the freebie!

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  9. I am currently studying the rainforest with my students. They are Loving it! What a great way to integrate Science, ELA, Math, Art and Social Studies. I would LOVE this unit!

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