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. 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.

  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. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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).

  11. 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.

  12. Summarize Informational/Expository Text (English 6 Reading)

    • Resource ID: E6RdM3L1
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to summarize the main ideas and supporting details in text and understand that a summary does not include opinions.

  13. Make Inferences in Informational/Expository Text (English 6 Reading)

    • Resource ID: E6RdM3L2
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to explain how different organizational patterns (e.g., proposition and support, problem and solution) develop the main idea and the author’s viewpoint.

  14. Synthesize Ideas in Informational/Expository Texts (English 6 Reading)

    • Resource ID: E6RdM3L3
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to synthesize and make logical connections between ideas within a text and across two or three texts representing similar or different genres (including literary text) and support the findings with textual evidence.

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    OnTRACK Grade 8 Math: Proportionality

    • Grade Range: 6-12
    • Subject: Math

    Students learn to to use proportional relationships to describe dilation; explain proportional and non-proportional relationships involving slope; and use proportional and non-proportional relationships to develop foundational concepts of functions.

  16. 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.

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    Using Reading and Writing to Support Learning Across the Content Areas

    • Grade Range: 5-12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This resource presents instructional writing and reading practices that support the content area learning of adolescent learners.

    The Write for Texas guiding principles of effective writing instruction, developed for all teachers across disciplines, focus on building every student's understanding and ability to read, write, and think like experts—historians, mathematicians, scientists, and literary critics.

  18. 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. 

  19. 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.

  20. 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.