Storylines Tips

Phenomenon-Driven Lesson Plans and Assessments

Science A-Z Storylines are carefully designed to help teachers address all three dimensions of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)* within one coherent sequence of lessons. Each Storyline targets a bundle of Performance Expectations within a grade-specific topic of the NGSS. Students explore Disciplinary Core Ideas and Crosscutting Concepts by engaging in Science and Engineering Practices, providing them with an integrated, three-dimensional learning experience.

Each Storyline Lesson Plan consists of an integrated series of lessons in which students make sense of phenomena and design solutions to problems. Supporting resources require reading, writing, collaboration, and investigation. Storyline Assessments allow teachers to gauge student mastery of core ideas and concepts, as well as their ability to apply the targeted practices.

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