SRA/McGRAW-HILL Introduces SRA Snapshots Video Science Cutting-Edge Video and Text Combine to Engage All Elementary Students in Science Lessons

COLUMBUS, Ohio — SRA/McGraw-Hill, a leading Pre-K-8 publisher, has launched SRA Snapshots Video Science(TM), a supplemental videotext program designed to teach upper elementary students core science concepts and key vocabulary for Grades 3-5. The unique combination of video lessons and student books will help prepare students for new state-wide science assessments required for the first time during the 2007-2008 school year by No Child Left Behind.

Now available, SRA Snapshots Video Science(TM) is designed to reach all learners, no matter their learning style. Students see science through SRA´s exclusive videotext lessons, hear science through high-energy narrators (English and Spanish), and read science in the Student Edition.

Research has shown that video helps students more effectively retain content that is taught in the classroom. SRA Snapshots Video Science(TM) puts video at the center of every lesson. Video images also are included in the Student Edition to provide a visual reminder of what was seen in the lesson´s clip.

"The video is great! It´s exciting, and that´s what you need with today´s students," commented a Grade 4 teacher.

SRA Snapshots Video Science(TM) addresses key concerns in the science classroom:

– Prevention: The unique approach keeps students from falling behind when science content, vocabulary, and new science concepts can make reading and learning science difficult.

– Vocabulary: Students learn challenging science vocabulary through a deliberate process of multiple exposures to new terms.

– Test Prep: Built-in test preparation helps students succeed on high-stakes science tests.

Maximum Teacher Support

SRA Snapshots Video Science(TM) reduces teacher preparation time by providing comprehensive, easy-to-use materials, including:

– DVD video lessons

– Teacher Guide

– Teacher´s Resource Book

– ExamView(R) Assessment Suite CD-ROM

– Vocabulary Puzzlemaker CD-ROM

The program also provides Differentiated Instruction and English Language Learner support.

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About SRA/McGraw-Hill

SRA/McGraw-Hill is the top provider of specialized research-based educational programs and professional development for the elementary market. Leading programs include Open Court Reading, Direct Instruction, and Real Math. SRA is part of McGraw-Hill Education, a leading global provider of instructional, assessment and reference solutions that empower professionals and students of all ages. McGraw-Hill Education has offices in 33 countries and publishes in more than 40 languages. Additional information is available at For more information on SRA/McGraw-Hill´s products, call 1-888-SRA-4543 and visit

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