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    Gravity

    • Resource ID: S8M3L2
    • Grade Range: 6–8
    • Subject: Science

    Using interactives, students will demonstrate that gravity is the force that governs the motion of our solar system.

  2. 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.

  3. Introduction to Plate Tectonics

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

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

  4. Classification of Organisms

    • Resource ID: R4SCI0039
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: Science

    This resource provides flexible alternate or additional learning opportunities for students to identify the characteristics of organisms that classify them into currently recognized Kingdoms, Sixth Grade Science TEKS (6)(12)(D).

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    Matter and Energy - Elements versus Compounds

    • Resource ID: S8M1L2
    • Grade Range: 6–8
    • Subject: Science

    Given illustrations or descriptions, students will differentiate between elements and compounds.

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    Matter and Energy - Density

    • Resource ID: S8M1L9
    • Grade Range: 6–8
    • Subject: Science

    Given diagrams, data, or scenarios, students will calculate density to identify unknown substances.

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    Potential and Kinetic Energy

    • Resource ID: S8M2L1
    • Grade Range: 6–8
    • Subject: Science

    Given descriptions, illustrations, or scenarios, students will compare and contrast potential and kinetic energy.

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    Energy Transformation

    • Resource ID: S8M2L2
    • Grade Range: 6–8
    • Subject: Science

    Given descriptions, illustrations, or scenarios, students will identify energy transformations, such as how energy in a flashlight battery changes from chemical energy to electric energy to light energy.

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    Average Speed

    • Resource ID: S8M2L4
    • Grade Range: 6–8
    • Subject: Science

    Given diagrams, data, or scenarios, students will calculate average speed using distance and time measurements.

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    Matter and Energy - Metals, Nonmetals, and Metalloids

    • Resource ID: S8M1L4
    • Grade Range: 6–8
    • Subject: Science

    Given illustrations or descriptions, students will compare metals, nonmetals, and metalloids using physical properties such as luster, conductivity, or malleability.

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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.

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    Changes in Speed and Direction

    • Resource ID: S8M2L6
    • Grade Range: 6–8
    • Subject: Science

    Given descriptions, illustrations, graphs, charts, or equations, students will demonstrate and calculate how unbalanced forces change the speed or direction of an objects motion.

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    Plate Tectonics

    • Resource ID: S8M3L8
    • Grade Range: 6–8
    • Subject: Science

    Given diagrams, scenarios, descriptions, and illustrations, students will identify the historical development and evidence that supports plate tectonic theory and relate plate tectonics to the formation of crustal features.

  14. 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.

  15. Building Blocks for Teaching Adolescents with Reading Difficulties

    • Resource ID: BB0000
    • Grade Range: 5–12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This online resource is designed to enhance teachers’ knowledge and skills so they can effectively teach adolescent students who struggle with reading.

  16. 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. 

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    Understand New Vocabulary Using Roots and Affixes (English 6 Reading)

    • Resource ID: E6RdM1L1
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to determine the meaning of grade-level academic English words derived from Latin, Greek, or other linguistic roots and affixes.

  18. 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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    Understand New Vocabulary Within Context (English 6 Reading)

    • Resource ID: E6RdM1L2
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to use context (e.g., cause and effect or compare and contrast organizational text structures) to determine or clarify the meaning of unfamiliar or multiple-meaning words.

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    Themes in Literary Texts (English 6 Reading)

    • Resource ID: E6RdM2L1
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to infer the implicit theme in a work of fiction, distinguish theme from topic, and make complex inferences using textual evidence.