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Adventures in Inferring
Students will infer the message the author is trying to convey using schema and evidence from the text. Readers use this strategy, known as making inferences, to think about what they are reading.
Students progress from a surface-level understanding of text to a deeper understanding by processing and expressing details and examples to support their understanding of observations through background knowledge and textual evidence.
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It’s All About the Bend, No Breaking
Students will experiment with choosing tools to measure around a previously created pet habitat in preparation for choosing appropriately sized food bowls. Students will use a graphic organizer to record tools chosen and to explain why those tools were or were not a good choice for continuous measurement.
Humpty Dumpty's Mystery Fall
Students will listen to the story of Humpty Dumpty and share what they know about the nursery rhyme character. Then, they will help solve the math mystery of Humpty Dumpty and determine the number of broken eggs by finding the missing addend.
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Vertical Alignment
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Making Ten is Easy as Pie!
Students will practice composing 10 by interacting with a counting story, playing a dice game with ten frames and response sheets, and participating in a small group to extend the learning with three addends.
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Related to the Unit
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Outlining Our Memory
Students will compare a silly short story to a detailed story from a previous lesson. Then, they will write a rough draft/outline about a memory using details and transition words.
Planning a Draft
Students will employ critical thinking skills to order details logically and become more effective at communicating their ideas to readers. The lesson will guide students toward using critical thinking in the planning phase of drafting to purposefully include details that interest readers.
TXRCFP: Texas Response to Curriculum Focal Points for K-8 Mathematics Revised 2013
The Texas Response to Curriculum Focal Points Revised 2013 was created from the 2012 revision of the TEKS as a guide for implementation of effective mathematics instruction by identifying critical areas of content at each grade level.
Making Ten and Applying Properties of Operations
In these activities students will explore and identify patterns in related addition and subtractions number sentences.
Texas Performance Standards Project
These videos introduce the Texas Performance Standards Project (TPSP), a resource for providing differentiated instruction to gifted/talented (G/T) students.
A Tier 1 earth science instructional resource for grade 1.
Interactive Math Glossary
Texas Online College and Career Readiness
The videos in this resource introduce the Online College and Career Readiness Resource Center. The OCCRRC is a comprehensive tool for college and career development in Texas.
New Resource Link to Test
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Magnets Push and Pull
A Tier 1 force and motion instructional resource for grade 1.
Science Academies for Grades K-4, Part 2 (Trainer)
This resource provides trainers of Science Academies K-4, Part 2 with participant guides, presentation files, documents, and videos associated with the training.
Fine Arts TEKS
This is a video introduction to the Fine Arts TEKS Overview (Grades K-12) online professional development course. The course is designed to introduce educators to the revised fine arts TEKS, and it will be available summer 2015.
Response to Intervention (RtI)
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.
Mathematics TEKS: Supporting Information
This resource presents supporting information of the mathematics TEKS for Kindergarten through Grade 12.
Getting Started Guide
New to the Texas Gateway? This interactive guide will help you get started today!
Target 2% Lessons to Support Comprehension for Grades K through 5
These comprehension 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.