Common Core Alignments
Build problem-solving skills and support literacy with a combination of science readers, interactive whiteboard technology, and engaging, cross-curricular activities.
Students explore complex informational text, develop 21st Century problem-solving skills, and stimulate their interest in science—all in one program. INVESTIGATORS is a series of nonfiction books, interactive whiteboard technology, and instructional materials that are designed to work in a 21st Century classroom. Your students learn through narrative nonfiction and interactive activities that empower them to think like scientists.
Each theme unit starts with an exciting anchor big book and/or interactive whiteboard CD-ROM to frontload the key science concepts and vocabulary.
The Complex Text Overview details how to use Investigators to support reading practices with progressive complex text.
Individual titles help deepen children's understanding of key topics with inquiry-based activities before, during, and after the reading. Each book contains cross-curricular activities with a focus on math—helping children to think like a scientist.
Cross-curricular center activities encourage students to dive deeper into each topic. Additional thinking activities encourage children to challenge themselves and their fellow students.
Each title has a teaching card featuring out-of-classroom activities to extend the instruction to the library and the home. Extra activities encourage students to take classroom learning and apply it to additional investigation and problem-solving skills.
INVESTIGATORS is specially designed for children in Grades K–5.
INVESTIGATORS supports four types of learning and skills development. Students can:
Every INVESTIGATORS teaching card features extended activities designed for practice outside the classroom. These include library activities and take-home research.
For one price, each theme unit comes with all the books, activity cards, and teaching support you need, including:
While all students will find the Investigators main text copy accessible and developmentally appropriate, each title also contains complex informational text and higher-level vocabulary in the opening and closing pages, sidebars, captions, labels, keys and charts, and additional informational text features.