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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 - Elements versus Compounds

    • Resource ID: S8M1L2
    • Grade Range: 6–8
    • Subject: Science

    Given illustrations or descriptions, students will differentiate between elements and compounds.

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    Matter and Energy - Density

    • Resource ID: S8M1L9
    • Grade Range: 6–8
    • Subject: Science

    Given diagrams, data, or scenarios, students will calculate density to identify unknown substances.

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    Potential and Kinetic Energy

    • Resource ID: S8M2L1
    • Grade Range: 6–8
    • Subject: Science

    Given descriptions, illustrations, or scenarios, students will compare and contrast potential and kinetic energy.

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    Energy Transformation

    • Resource ID: S8M2L2
    • Grade Range: 6–8
    • Subject: Science

    Given descriptions, illustrations, or scenarios, students will identify energy transformations, such as how energy in a flashlight battery changes from chemical energy to electric energy to light energy.

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    Average Speed

    • Resource ID: S8M2L4
    • Grade Range: 6–8
    • Subject: Science

    Given diagrams, data, or scenarios, students will calculate average speed using distance and time measurements.

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    Matter and Energy - Metals, Nonmetals, and Metalloids

    • Resource ID: S8M1L4
    • Grade Range: 6–8
    • Subject: Science

    Given illustrations or descriptions, students will compare metals, nonmetals, and metalloids using physical properties such as luster, conductivity, or malleability.

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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.

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    Changes in Speed and Direction

    • Resource ID: S8M2L6
    • Grade Range: 6–8
    • Subject: Science

    Given descriptions, illustrations, graphs, charts, or equations, students will demonstrate and calculate how unbalanced forces change the speed or direction of an objects motion.

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    Plate Tectonics

    • Resource ID: S8M3L8
    • Grade Range: 6–8
    • Subject: Science

    Given diagrams, scenarios, descriptions, and illustrations, students will identify the historical development and evidence that supports plate tectonic theory and relate plate tectonics to the formation of crustal features.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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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    Understand New Vocabulary Using Roots and Affixes (English 7 Reading)

    • Resource ID: E7RdM1L1
    • Grade Range: 7
    • 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.

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    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.

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    Analyze the Development of Plot through Characters in Literary Texts/Fiction (English 7 Reading)

    • Resource ID: E7RdM2L4
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how the internal and external responses of characters, including their motivations and conflicts, contribute to the development of the story’s plot.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Understand New Vocabulary Within Context (English 7 Reading)

    • Resource ID: E7RdM1L2
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to determine or clarify the meaning of words using context within a sentence and in larger sections of text.

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    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.