The Goldilocks of Science.
An All-Inclusive, Cover-to-Cover, 5E Science Curriculum
Need more time for learning and less time for planning? Need ready-to-go 5 E lessons? Need a scope-and-sequence? Gateways to Science is the answer for which you’ve been searching!
Gateways to Science
is an instructional program based solely on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). One hundred percent of the 2010 TEKS are covered without having to add concepts to the curriculum. Product crosswalks
show which lessons or activities to omit based on the 2018 streamlined TEKS.
Lessons are written in a 5 E format, on grade level, and at the rigor level of the TEKS. Lessons include hands-on activities and reading passages and conclude with assessments. Grade levels may differ depending on developmental level and needs of students.
More than 15,000 student editions of Gateways to Science, STAAR® Edition alone have been purchased across Texas. Educators rely on Region 4 Science for quality resources for the science classroom!
GATEWAYS TO KINDERGARTEN KIT
include a teacher edition, 14 different student literacy books, and a photo card library. Each literacy book has text and pictures to support and explain the concepts in the lessons. A kit includes three copies each of the 14 literacy books. The photo card library is full color and can be used to teach vocabulary and to facilitate class discussion. Also available Gateways to Science, Kindergarten Kit, Bilingual
, which includes an English teacher edition, 14 student literacy books in English and Spanish (3 of each title; 42 English copies; 42 Spanish copies), English photo card library with Spanish labels, and reproducible masters in Spanish.
GATEWAYS TO SCIENCE FOR GRADES 1 AND 2
for Grades 1 and 2 includes a teacher edition and student readers. The student readers include full-color stories that accompany the lessons to support literacy and beginning readers while building science knowledge.
GATEWAYS TO SCIENCE FOR GRADES 3 – 8 includes a teacher edition and a student edition. The pages are duotone (two colors) to reduce distractions. Reading passages, instructions for hands-on activities, and opportunities for interactive notebooking turn the student edition into a laboratory manual for growing learners.
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- Class Set: $1,100 per grade level (includes 1 Teacher Edition, and 20 Student Editions).
- Teacher/Student Set: $300 per grade level (one Teacher Edition and one Student Edition)
- Individual Student Editions for grades 1–8 available for $50 each.
GATEWAYS TO BIOLOGY
includes a teacher edition and a full-color student edition. The printed teacher edition is spiral-bound and paired with digital access to all texts, student pages, microscope images, and assessments.
Gateways to Science: Companion Guides—Your Partner for Pedagogy
Region 4 Science has turned its top workshops into guides for you to use in your classroom. Designed to assist educators in the development of best practices specific to the science classroom, these strategies are effective whether a teacher is using Gateways to Science or other resources.
Companion Guide for Interactive Notebooks
Illustrates the progression of K‒12 interactive notebooks and how to scaffold for different grades
Includes templates to facilitate the implementation and management of interactive notebooks in the classroom
Provides clarity for assessing interactive notebooks
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Companion Guide for Literacy Strategies
Incorporates reading, writing, listening, and speaking in the science classroom
Clearly explains pre-reading, during-reading, and after-reading strategies
Provides editable templates and examples to support easy implementation
For more information about the Gateways to Science Companion Guides, contact email@example.com