1. Investigating and Comparing Life Cycles

    • Resource ID: R4SCI0020
    • Grade Range: 3–5
    • Subject: Science

    A Tier I life science instructional resource for grade 3 

  2. 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.

  3. Sedimentary Rocks and Fossil Fuels

    • Resource ID: R4SCI0030
    • Grade Range: 5
    • Subject: Science

    A Tier 1 earth science instructional resource for grade 5.
     

  4. Selecting and Using Representations for Collected Data

    • Resource ID: M8M5L5
    • Grade Range: 5–7
    • Subject: Math

    Given a variety of data (including line plots, line graphs, stem and leaf plots, circle graphs, bar graphs, box and whisker plots, histograms, and Venn diagrams), the student will select and use an appropriate representation for presenting and displaying relationships among the collected data with and without the use of technology

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  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. 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.

  9. Red Ribbon Curriculum

    • Resource ID: DSHS001
    • Grade Range: 4–6
    • Subject:

    This resource contains classroom lesson plans that educators can use to engage 4th, 5th, and 6th graders during Texas’ Red Ribbon Week in October.

  10. Texas Adolescent Literacy Academy Administrator Overview

    • Resource ID: OTALAADMIN
    • Grade Range: 5–9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    The Texas Adolescent Academy Administrator Overview is designed to prepare school leaders to implement a schoolwide approach to reading intervention consistent with a response to intervention, or RtI, model. 

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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).

  14. Science Academies for Grades 5–8, Part 2 for Participants

    • Resource ID: R4SCI0080
    • Grade Range: 5–8
    • Subject: Science

    This resource is available to participants of the Science Academies for Grades 5–8, Part 2. The purpose of the resource is to provide participants with the training materials and documents associated with the training.

  15. Write for Texas Overview Video

    • Resource ID: W4TX0000
    • Grade Range: 5–12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This resource links to the Write for Texas online resources and includes a short video overview.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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).
     

  19. 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.

  20. Restorative Discipline Practices in Texas

    • Resource ID: RD001
    • Grade Range: K–12
    • Subject:

    This resource provides information on Restorative Discipline Practices in Texas.