1. Potential and Kinetic Energy

    • Resource ID: R4SCI0001
    • Grade Range: 6–12
    • Subject: Science

    This resource provides Tier I instruction ideas for Grade 6+ science teachers in the area of potential and kinetic energy.

  2. Introduction to Plate Tectonics

    • Resource ID: R4SCI0011
    • Grade Range: 6–12
    • Subject: Science

    This resource is intended to use for Tier I classroom instruction.

  3. Human Impact

    • Resource ID: R4SCI0012
    • Grade Range: 7–12
    • Subject: Science

    This resource can be used, in conjunction with best practices, for Tier I classroom instruction.

  4. Introducing the Atom

    • Resource ID: R4SCI0016
    • Grade Range: 8–12
    • Subject: Science

    A resource to be used for Tier I instruction for the introduction of the structure of atoms.

  5. The Arrangement of Elements: The Periodic Table

    • Resource ID: R4SCI0029
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: Science

    This resource provides flexible alternate or additional learning opportunities for students to interpret the arrangement of elements on the Periodic Table, Eighth Grade Science TEKS (8)(5)(C).

  6. Newton's Law of Inertia

    • Resource ID: R4SCI0034
    • Grade Range: 8–12
    • Subject: Science

    This resource provides instructional resources for Newton's First Law, the law of inertia.

  7. Newton's Law of Action-Reaction

    • Resource ID: R4SCI0036
    • Grade Range: 8–12
    • Subject: Science

    This resource is to support TEKS (8)(6)(C), specifically the Newton's third law or the law of action-reaction.

  8. Dichotomous Keys Murder Mystery

    • Resource ID: R4SCI0038
    • Grade Range: 7–12
    • Subject: Science

    A resource for the instruction of (7)(11)(A) involving the use of dichotomous keys for identification.

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    Matter and Energy—Chemical Reactions

    • Resource ID: S8M1L7
    • Grade Range: 6–8
    • Subject: Science

    Given descriptions or illustrations, students will investigate how evidence of chemical reactions indicates that new substances with different properties are formed.

  10. Plate Boundaries

    • Resource ID: R4SCI0046
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: Science

    Tier I resource for teaching about what happens at plate boundaries.

  11. Tone is in the Fear of the Beholder: Reading and Writing Using Multimodal Mentor Texts

    • Resource ID: DL0001
    • Grade Range: 5–12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This resource is a demonstration lesson presented at the 2014 Write for Texas Summer Institute. It provides a snapshot of a four to five week unit that engages students in the reading and writing workshop model.

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    Covalent Bonding: Electron Dot Diagrams

    • Resource ID: CM3L3
    • Grade Range: 8–12
    • Subject: Science

    Given descriptions, diagrams, scenarios, or chemical symbols, students will model covalent bonds using electron dot formula (Lewis structures).

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    Kinetic and Potential Energy

    • Resource ID: PM3L1a
    • Grade Range: 8–12
    • Subject: Science

    Given diagrams, illustrations or relevant data, students will identify examples of kinetic and potential energy and their transformations.

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    Work-Energy Theorem

    • Resource ID: PM3L1
    • Grade Range: 8–12
    • Subject: Science

    Using diagrams, illustrations, and relevant data, students will calculate the net work done on an object, the change in an object's velocity, and the change in an object's kinetic energy.

  15. Teaching Sentence Skills

    • Resource ID: TSS0000
    • Grade Range: 5–12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This resource series is designed to enhance teachers' knowledge and skill so they can effectively teach grammar in context. Teaching grammar in context uses powerful models like sentences within mentor texts, rather than marking errors and correcting weak or wrong examples. 

  16. It's All About Cell Theory

    • Resource ID: R4SCI0054
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: Science

    This resource provides flexible alternate or additional learning opportunities for students to recognize the development and components of the cell theory, TEKS (7)(12)(F).

  17. Elements and Compounds

    • Resource ID: R4SCI0055
    • Grade Range: 6–8
    • Subject: Science

    This resource provides flexible alternative or additional learning opportunities for students to differentiate between elements and compounds on the most basic level, Science TEKS (6)(5)(C).

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    Science Academies for Grades 5–8, Part 2 for Trainers

    • Resource ID: R4SCI0079
    • Grade Range: 5–8
    • Subject: Science

    This resource contains the files needed for trainers responsible for training science teachers in grades 5–8 across Texas.

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    ELPS Instructional Tool

    • Resource ID: ELPS-IT01
    • Grade Range: 3–12
    • Subject: ELL Support

    The ELPS Instructional Tool outlines how to plan focused, targeted, and systematic instruction to meet the linguistic needs of ELLs identified at the beginning and intermediate proficiency levels in grade 3 or higher.

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    ELPS Linguistic Instructional Alignment Guide (LIAG)

    • Resource ID: ELPS-LIAG01
    • Grade Range: K–12
    • Subject: ELL Support

    The ELPS Linguistic Instructional Alignment Guide (LIAG) is designed to help teachers gather information needed to ensure that classroom instruction meets the individual academic and linguistic needs of English language learners (ELLs).