This is my first year teaching science, and I need some ideas. The textbook I have uses words and sentences that are over a lot of my students' heads. If they read it on their own, they don't understand it. If we read it aloud in class, they still have trouble with it and then I have some who don't even pay attention to the reading. I incorporate activities to go with each lesson, but I was wondering if anyone had any fun ideas to teach the main points they need to know without reading aloud.