1. Science

    Increasing and Decreasing Energy

    • Resource ID: K4SCI002
    • Grade Range: 2
    • Subject: Science

    This resource provides sample activities for teachers to use in helping students to identify and investigate the effects of increasing and decreasing amounts of light, heat, and sound energy on an object.

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    Science Academies for Grades K-4, Part 2 (Trainer)

    • Resource ID: R4SCI0051
    • Grade Range: K–4
    • Subject: Science

    This resource provides trainers of Science Academies K-4, Part 2 with participant guides, presentation files, documents, and videos associated with the training.

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    Exploring the Water Cycle

    • Resource ID: R4SCI0057
    • Grade Range: 2
    • Subject: Science

    A Tier 1 earth science instructional resource for grade 2.

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    Target 2% Lessons to Support Comprehension for Grades K through 5

    • Resource ID: T2P0005
    • Grade Range: K–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    These comprehension activities are designed to enhance the instruction of all teachers of reading and to meet the learning needs of all students, as indicated by data.

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    Target 2% Lessons to Support Vocabulary for Grades K through 5

    • Resource ID: T2P0003
    • Grade Range: K–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Vocabulary knowledge is an essential component of comprehension, language proficiency, and reading growth for all students.These vocabulary activities are designed to enhance the instruction of all teachers of reading and to meet the learning needs of all students, as indicated by data.

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    Target 2% Lessons to Support Phonics for Grades K through 5

    • Resource ID: T2P0002
    • Grade Range: K–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Phonics is the relationship between the letters (graphemes) of written language and the sounds (phonemes) of spoken language. These phonics activities are designed to enhance the instruction of all teachers of reading and to meet the learning needs of all students, as indicated by data.

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    Target 2% Lessons to Support Fluency for Grades K through 5

    • Resource ID: T2P0004
    • Grade Range: K–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Fluency is the ability to read text effortlessly, allowing the reader to concentrate on meaning. Fluency includes reading accurately, quickly, and with prosody (appropriate phrasing, expression, and attention to punctuation).
     

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    Target 2% Research Briefs

    • Resource ID: T2P0006
    • Grade Range: K–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    A collection of research briefs based on topics from results of the Target 2% survey and focus groups.

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    Targeting the 2 Percent

    • Grade Range: K-5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This resource provides reading intervention lessons for teachers who work with students in grades K–5. Targeting the 2 Percent (T2%) aims to improve the instruction, content knowledge, and academic achievement of Texas students transitioning from assessments based on modified standards to the general state assessment, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®). 

    For more information about this project and other materials available, visit the T2% Support Center

  10. Beginning Reading Instruction

    • Resource ID: REDBK1
    • Grade Range: K–12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This resource outlines the components of research-based programs for beginning reading instruction and is for all educators who want to learn more about how to support beginning reading instruction in students of all ages. Links to videos, handouts, and sample lesson plans are included.

  11. Promoting Vocabulary Development

    • Resource ID: REDBK2
    • Grade Range: K–12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This resource outlines the components of vocabulary development. Links to videos, handouts, and sample lesson plans are included.

  12. Comprehension Instruction

    • Resource ID: REDBK3
    • Grade Range: K–12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This resource outlines the components of research-based programs for reading comprehension instruction and is for all educators who want to learn more about how to support reading comprehension for students of all ages. Links to videos, handouts, and sample lesson plans are included.

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    Complete "Red Book Series" Focused on Reading Instruction

    • Grade Range: K-12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This binder provides copies of the original "Red Book Series" titles and links to online resources created for today's classrooms. Educators can access basic research about reading, view videos, download lesson plans, and learn how to adapt materials to meet the needs of diverse learners.

     

  14. Literacy Achievement Academy, Grade 2: Additional Resources

    • Resource ID: LAA_G2_AR
    • Grade Range: 2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Grade 2 additional resources.

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    Interactive Science Glossary

    • Resource ID: R4ISCI001
    • Grade Range: K–8
    • Subject: Science

    The Interactive Science Glossary is a resource that supports students who are learning the language of science. This resource includes written and spoken definitions and sentences in both Spanish and English. Students can even create, download, and print their own vocabulary cards. 

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    Here Is the Beehive

    • Resource ID: PBS201
    • Grade Range: PreK–2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This rhyme can start a conversation with the child about where bees live, where they keep their honey, how they sound, and what they look like. It can help the child learn new words.

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    I Went to Visit a Farm One Day | StoryBlocks

    • Resource ID: PBS200
    • Grade Range: PreK–2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    The presenters model a song or rhyme, and explain how each song or rhyme helps children build important pre-reading skills.

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    What is Communication? | IPTV KIDS Clubhouse

    • Resource ID: PBS225
    • Grade Range: PreK–2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Exploring our world is fun! Abby Brown, IPTV KIDS Clubhouse co-host, loves to help kids have fun while learning! In this segment, kids learn about a variety of verbal and nonverbal ways to send and receive messages, including American Sign Language, Braille, and many more.

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    Firedog Freddie—Martha Speaks | PBS KIDS Lab

    • Resource ID: PBS273
    • Grade Range: K–2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This video will help children understand the parts of a story. Helen reads her favorite childhood story to Jake and Martha.

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    T.D. Tells a Story—Martha Speaks | PBS KIDS Lab

    • Resource ID: PBS274
    • Grade Range: PreK–2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This Martha Speaks video will help children identify the key elements of a story and build vocabulary. T.D. tells Jakey a story he wrote about Martha.