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ELA Grade 2-3
Text Set

Properties of Matter


The read aloud narrative “Beans to Chocolate” introduces students to two states of matter, solids and liquids, using a subject that children are familiar with. The second resource, “Solids and Liquids” offer students an overview of solids and liquids with a text that can be read independently. Students will watch “A First Look: Solids, Liquids, and Gases.” This resource provides many more examples of the three states of matter and has the ability to reach the visual learners as well as the audio learners. To give students another opportunity to build their foundation on matter students will have the opportunity to read the article “Comparing Solids” and the book “Solid, Liquids, and Gases.” At this point students have a strong foundation of solids, liquids and gases and are ready to assess their level of expertise by visiting the interactive website . Moving beyond the states of matter, students broaden their understanding of the states of matter by viewing “Changing States of Matter.” The Scholastic website “Solids, Liquids, and Gases” reviews all the information in the expert pack and also provides an opportunity to check for understanding with an interactive quiz. The study concludes with the read aloud “A Matter of Survival.” The challenge is to take the knowledge learned and apply it to surviving on an island. Poems are provided for continued exploration with the concepts of matter and key vocabulary in a unique format.


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