Teachers and administrators around the country share how Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading has helped their students.
It has been a long time since a set of curriculum materials has been so readily accepted by science teachers (both novice and experienced).
The data speaks for itself! There’s renewed enthusiasm that you can feel walking through the school…Teachers are commenting on how much background knowledge students are coming to them with, and they are able to take them farther than they ever have before
[Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading] involves all students, including English Language Learners. I love the Gradual Release of Responsibility, the modeling, it’s all right there and easy for teachers to do
It’s the little books! [Teachers and students] love the little books!
My students gained confidence and expanded their vocabulary. Each student increased reading ability and gained knowledge in science!
The unit did a great job of building the skills for writing a scientific explanation. It carried over into all expository writing.
This is a great program for an inclusion class and/or lower functioning students. These students learned! The hands-on learning was exciting and the learners ended this unit with the desire to continue expanding their scientific knowledge and applying literacy skills daily.
Students developed the ability to reason, analyze, and comprehend difficult scientific concepts more effectively. I saw a tremendous amount of growth in a relatively short time.
The big plus which just awed me was the learning and implementing of vocabulary. My second language learners did extremely well in learning the vocabulary.
The curriculum the district provided was so rich that I did not like missing a day of it.