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At Last–the BRAND NEW Books You Need to Meet New York’s Science Core Curriculum

Can’t Find the Right Instructional Materials to Match New York’s Science and Reading Core Curriculum?

You’re not alone. Educators across the state have struggled to find matching science content at reading levels appropriate for their students. Fortunately, the search is over.

Focus on New York Standards is a series of nonfiction books for grades 2–8 written to meet the specific content standards required by New York's Science Core Curriculum. Each book has been carefully written and designed to provide the content and skill support your students need to exceed expectations on the New York State Grade 4 Elementary-Level and Grade 8 Intermediate-Level Science Tests.

Three Different Reading Levels for Differentiated and Value-Added Instruction

Now all of your students can have access to New York’s required curriculum. Each Focus on New York Standards title has three versions—below level, on level, and above level. Now you can match your students' ability levels to New York’s curriculum.

Assessments that Match the New York's Science Tests

Focus on New York Standards assessments match the New York State Grade 4 Elementary-Level and Grade 8 Intermediate-Level Science Tests. Each book has a cummulative test written in the same format. In addition, each grade level has a Pretest and Posttest that mirrors the questions found on New York's Science Test. You will be able to evaluate and track student progress, plus they will receive valuable practice in answering the multiple choice and 1- and 2-point open-ended questions found on the test. Now, there's no need to purchase expensive test-prep programs.

Teach Nonfiction Reading Skills that Match New York’s English-Language Arts Content Standards, Too!

Focus on New York Standards provides practice in important nonfiction reading skills and strategies required by New York's Learning Standards for English Language Arts. Each title is accompanied by four different activities that teach and apply comprehension and vocabulary skills and strategies. You will cover science content AND teach nonfiction reading skills at the same time.

Be a Teacher Not a Tester!

Focus on New York Standards is not a “test-prep” series. You will not be spending hours “teaching to the test.” However, your students will perform better on the New York State Grade 4 Elementary-Level and Grade 8 Intermediate-Level Science Tests because you will be teaching the science concepts and communication skills found on the test. Not only will your students perform better, they will enjoy learning about the fascinating world around them.

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