• Resource ID: E1RdM1L1
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Linguistic Roots and Affixes (English I Reading)

    You will be able to recognize linguistic roots and affixes to use in determining the meanings of academic English words and in other content areas.

    • Resource ID: E1RdM1L2
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Denotation and Connotation (English I Reading)

    You will be able to distinguish between the denotative (dictionary) meaning of a word and its connotative (emotions or associations that are implied rather than literal) meaning.

    • Resource ID: E1WrM3L3
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Organization Appropriate to Purpose, Audience, and Context

    You will be able to write an essay that is organized appropriate to audience, purpose, and context.

    • Resource ID: E7RdM2L1
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Describe Themes in Literary Texts (English 7 Reading)

    You will learn how to describe multiple themes in fiction, analyze how place and time influence the theme, and make complex inferences.

    • Resource ID: E7RdM2L2
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Make Connections Between and Across Literary Texts (English 7 Reading)

    You will learn how to make connections between and across texts, including other media (e.g., film, play), and provide textual evidence.

    • Subject: Science

    TEA AP® Physics 1 TEA AP® Physics 1: Algebra-Based

    AP® Physics is the result of an effort to better serve teachers and students. The textbook focuses on the College Board’s AP® framework concepts and practices.

    The AP® Physics curriculum framework outlines the two full-year physics courses AP® Physics 1: Algebra-Based and AP® Physics 2: Algebra-Based. These two courses focus on the big ideas typically included in the first and second semesters of an algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course. They provide students with the essential knowledge and skills required to support future advanced coursework in physics. The AP® Physics 1 curriculum includes mechanics, mechanical waves, sound, and electrostatics. The AP® Physics 2 curriculum focuses on thermodynamics, fluid statics, dynamics, electromagnetism, geometric and physical optics, quantum physics, atomic physics, and nuclear physics. AP® Science Practices emphasize inquiry-based learning and development of critical thinking and reasoning skills. Inquiry-based learning involves exploratory learning as a way to gain new knowledge. Students begin by making an observation regarding a given physics topic. Students then explore that topic using scientific methodology, as opposed to simply being told about it in lecture. In this way, students learn the content through self-discovery rather than memorization. 

    The AP® framework has identified seven major science practices, which are described using short phrases that include using representations and models to communicate information and solve problems, using mathematics appropriately, engaging in questioning, planning and implementing data collection strategies, analyzing and evaluating data, justifying scientific explanations, and connecting concepts. The AP® framework’s Learning Objectives merge content with one or more of the seven science practices that students should develop as they prepare for the AP® Physics exam. Each chapter of AP® Physics begins with a “Connection for AP® Courses” that explains how the content in the chapter sections align to the Big Ideas, Enduring Understandings, Essential Knowledge, and Learning Objectives of the AP® framework. These sections help students quickly and easily locate where components of the AP® framework are covered in the book, as well as clearly indicate material that, although interesting, exceeds the scope of the AP® framework. Content requirements for AP® Physics are prescribed in the College Board Publication Advanced Placement Course Description: Physics, published by The College Board (http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter112/ch112d.html#112.64) and (http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter112/ch112d.html#112.65).

    This open-education-resource instructional material by TEA is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License in accordance with Chapter 31 of the Texas Education Code.

    • Subject: Science

    TEA AP® Biology TEA AP® Biology

    AP® Biology covers the scope and sequence requirements of a typical two-semester biology course for AP® students. The text provides comprehensive coverage of foundational research and core biology concepts through an evolutionary lens. AP® Biology was designed to meet and exceed the requirements of the College Board’s AP® Biology Framework, while allowing significant flexibility for instructors. Each section of the book includes an introduction based on the AP® curriculum as well as rich features that engage students in scientific practice and AP® test preparation. It also highlights careers and research opportunities in the biological sciences. Content requirements for AP® Biology are prescribed in the College Board Publication Advanced Placement Course Description: Biology, published by The College Board (http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter112/ch112d.html#112.62).

    This open-education-resource instructional material by TEA is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License in accordance with Chapter 31 of the Texas Education Code.

    • Resource ID: TXLS003
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    TXLS Logo How Authors Develop Complex Yet Believable Characters in Drama by Contrasting Characters

    The students will identify characteristics of characters from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, explain why the characters are foils to each other, and use text evidence to support their understanding.

    • Resource ID: TXLS065
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Thesis Throwdown

    After students watch a brief video introducing thesis statements, they will create a class thesis statement checklist, use a prompt to write a personal thesis, compare theirs to others in their group while working to craft and revise a group thesis to present to the class after participating in a Gallery Walk where they provide and incorporate revision suggestions.