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Three-Dimensional Instruction

Blending Practices, Ideas, and Concepts

Storylines foster student engagement in all three dimensions of the Next Generation Science Standards*. Storylines are designed to help students learn Disciplinary Core Ideas and Crosscutting Concepts by engaging in Science and Engineering Practices. Students answer authentic phenomenon-driven questions as they learn about the natural world and design solutions to problems.

Science A-Z Storylines also allow teachers to assess student progress through informal, task-based observations and through formal assessments that test whether students have met the learning objectives of each lesson and the entire Storyline.

* Next Generation Science Standards is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards was involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.