SRA/McGraw-Hill has introduced SRA Snapshots Video Science, a supplemental videotext program designed to teach core science concepts and key vocabulary to students in grades three through five. The combination of video lessons and student books is meant to help prepare students for new state-wide science assessments required for the first time during the 2007-08 school year by No Child Left Behind, the company says.

The program is intended to reach students of all learning styles. Students see science through SRA’s videotext lessons, hear science through narrators in 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–and for that reason, SRA Snapshots Video Science puts video at the center of every lesson.

Students learn challenging science vocabulary through a deliberate process of multiple exposures to new terms. Also included is a built-in test preparation feature intended to help students succeed on high-stakes science tests.

SRA Snapshots Video Science includes DVD video lessons, a teacher guide, teacher’s resource book, ExamView Assessment Suite CD-ROM, and Vocabulary Puzzlemaker CD-ROM. The program also provides differentiated instruction and support for English-language learners.

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