BIG IDEA is a series of content area books designed to make grades 4–6 curriculum topics accessible to English language learners (ELLs) and striving readers. Each book in the series focuses on a single curriculum topic. Concepts are explained clearly through a combination of identifying the “big ideas” and illustrating those ideas visually with photographs, illustrations, diagrams, labels, and supporting text. Hands-on activities provide additional curriculum connections and reinforce concept and skill development.

Categories: Science and Social Studies

Current number of titles:13 Big Idea Science titles
                                        12 Big Idea Social Studies titles

Interest levels: Grades 4 – 6

Reading levels: Grades 1 – 3

Specs: 7" x 10"

Pages: 32

Teacher’s Guides: There are two Teacher Guides; one for the Science Books and one for the Social Studies books. They include suggestions for supporting ELL and striving readers, Before Reading and After Reading activities, and reproducibles.