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. Revised Mathematics TEKS

    Area of Triangles, Parallelograms, and Trapezoids

    • Resource ID: TEKS12_MATH_06_002
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: Math

    These activities provide an opportunity for students to explore the area formulas for triangles, trapezoids, and parallelograms.

  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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    Determining Slopes from Equations, Graphs, and Tables

    • Resource ID: M8M2L6*
    • Grade Range: 6–8
    • Subject: Math

    Given algebraic, tabular, and graphical representations of linear functions, the student will determine the slope of the relationship from each of the representations.

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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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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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    Applying the Order of Operations

    • Resource ID: M6M1L1
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: Math

    Given a numerical expression including whole number exponents and prime factorization, students will use the order of operations to generate an equivalent expression.

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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.

  11. 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.

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    Imagery and Figurative Language

    • Resource ID: E6RdM2L8
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Using textual evidence, you will be able to explain how authors create meaning through stylistic elements and figurative language emphasizing the use of personification, hyperbole, and refrains in prose and poetry.

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    Literary Nonfiction

    • Resource ID: E6RdM2L9
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to identify the literary language and devices used in memoirs and personal narratives and compare their characteristics with those of an autobiography.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

  19. ESTAR_MSTAR

    ESTAR/MSTAR

    • Resource ID: E_MSTAR001
    • Grade Range: 2–8
    • Subject: Math

    The ESTAR/MSTAR Universal Screeners and Diagnostic Assessments are a formative assessment system administered to students in grades 2–8 to support instructional decisions in mathematics.

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    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.