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. Texas Performance Standards Project

    • Resource ID: GT001
    • Grade Range: K–12
    • Subject:

    These videos introduce the Texas Performance Standards Project (TPSP), a resource for providing differentiated instruction to gifted/talented (G/T) students.

  5. Food Chains, Food Webs, and Energy Pyramids

    • Resource ID: R4SCI0028
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: Science

    This resource provides flexible alternate or additional learning opportunities for students to diagram the flow of energy through living systems, Seventh Grade Science TEKS (7)(5)(C).

  6. 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.

  7. 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. 

  8. Explain the Influence of the Setting on Plot Development in Literary Text/Fiction (English 7 Reading)

    • Resource ID: E7RdM2L3
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how the setting in a story can influence the development of the plot.

  9. Analyze Point of View in Literary Texts/Fiction (English 7 Reading)

    • Resource ID: E7RdM2L5
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to analyze different points of view, including first person, third-person omniscient, and third-person limited.

  10. Understanding Drama (English 7 Reading)

    • Resource ID: E7RdM2L6
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to explain a playwright’s use of dialogue and stage directions.

  11. Understanding Poetry (English 7 Reading)

    • Resource ID: E7RdM2L7
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn the importance of graphical elements (e.g., capital letters, line length, word position) in the meaning of a poem.

  12. Describe Themes in Literary Texts (English 7 Reading)

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

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

  13. Imagery and Figurative Language (English 7 Reading)

    • Resource ID: E7RdM2L8
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to identify figurative language and understand how it creates imagery, appeals to the senses, and suggests mood.

  14. Make Connections Between and Across Literary Texts (English 7 Reading)

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

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

  15. Literary Nonfiction (English 7 Reading)

    • Resource ID: E7RdM2L9
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to describe the structural and substantive differences between an autobiography or diary and a fictional adaptation of it.

  16. Summarize Informational/Expository Text (English 7 Reading)

    • Resource ID: E7RdM3L1
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to evaluate a summary of the original text for accuracy of the main ideas, supporting details, and overall meaning

  17. Evaluate Graphics in Informational/Procedural Text (English 7 Reading)

    • Resource ID: E7RdM3L4
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn to explain the function of the graphical components of a text and evaluate graphics for their clarity in communicating meaning and achieving a specific purpose.

  18. Evaluating and Interpreting Media (English 7 Reading)

    • Resource ID: E7RdM4L1
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to interpret messages and various techniques in media and evaluate how media influences or informs audiences.

  19. Response to Intervention (RtI)

    • Resource ID: RtI001
    • Grade Range: K–12
    • Subject:

    Response to Intervention (RtI) is a multi-tiered framework designed to recognize and assist struggling learners through a systematic approach that includes strategies for intervention across curriculum, instruction, assessment and implementation. This resource features one hour webinars led by national experts in applying the principles of RtI.

  20. 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).