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You may be unsure how to get started using the curriculum materials here. This page links to important summary documents you can use to start navigating the curriculum resources on this site. 

The curriculum map provides an overview of the course in terms of pacing, unit scope, spiraling of content, and skill building.
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Group learning routines are designed for classes where there is a great range in student academic experience, such as background knowledge, language skills, and life experiences. The routines are an essential component of a differentiated classroom, and of effective formative assessment.  

To make meaning from a text students need support before reading, while reading, and after reading. Navigating complex texts can be an integral part of science teaching and learning, particularly as a part of the 5E Instructional Model.

Inquiry-based science instruction should provide students the opportunity to revisit and revise their conceptual understanding through experimentation and written reflection. Although there are multiple types of discipline-specific writing (e.g. narrative, procedural, argumentation) that may be useful in a science classroom, constructing scientific explanations provides an especially rich opportunity for students to interact with data sets, discuss their ideas with peers, and to demonstrate their understanding of important scientific concepts and vocabulary. 

The curriculum materials on this site are part of a larger effort at New Visions to curate and share open-source curriculum resources across our network of district and Charter schools, and beyond. Read more!