Differentiating With SuperSTEM

Differentiating With SuperSTEM

Use SuperSTEM’s many differentiation tools to customize instruction for a variety of learners. These include knowledge-building videos with closed-captioning, leveled texts, and much more. Whether they’re striving or thriving, your students will get the support they need with these powerful resources.

Background Videos

Capture students’ attention with engaging, ad-free videos that include the option for closed-captioning. Background videos make great prereading activities and build essential core knowledge on topics covered in the magazine. 

Videos can be found throughout our site: through the search feature, on article pages, on issue pages, in our video archive, and within each issue’s presentation view.

Leveled Texts

Every feature article in SuperSTEM is available at two reading levels. Select the article you want to read. If the article has multiple reading levels, the options will appear in the toolbar on the left. Choose the preferred level. The Text-to-Speech tool can also be used to read either level aloud.


SuperSTEM offers an audio Text-to-Speech tool to assist students in their reading. When a user activates Text-to-Speech, an automated voice reads the article aloud. Each word is highlighted as it is read, and students can control the speed of the reading. To learn more, click here.


For each issue, SuperSTEM creates an original online game related to one feature article. These standards-aligned games are designed to provide a visual, interactive way for students to independently explore science concepts. There are accompanying questions to help students reflect on their experience independently, in a small group, or as part of a class discussion.

Differentiated Lesson Plans

Each standards-based lesson plan in the SuperSTEM Digital Resource Guide includes a variety of activities and guiding questions that can be adapted to motivate and engage your students. Each lesson includes scaffolds for supporting learners as well as ideas for enriching the lesson. 

Skills Sheets

Our interdisciplinary skills sheets provide a variety of support for different learners. These are easy to print or assign through Google Classroom or other learning management systems. For more information about our skills sheets, click here.

Special Collections

Support and motivate students who can’t get enough of one topic with our Special Collections, which compile SuperSTEM articles on themes like “Math Favorites” or “Amazing Animals.”