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About Standards

Standards explanation. Given a situation that can be modeled by a quadratic function or the graph of a quadratic function the student will determine the domain.

TEKS Number
Student Expectation
1(6)(B)
identify examples of and uses for natural resources in the community, state, and nation; and
1(6)(B)
distinguish between attributes that define a two-dimensional or three-dimensional figure and attributes that do not define the shape
1(6)(C)
determine what words mean from how they are used in a sentence, either heard or read;

Creative Motivation

  • Resource ID: PBS419
  • Grade Range: 1–3
  • Subject: Fine Arts

In these segments, artist Mark Ecko discusses what motivates him to create his art, and what "creativity" means to him. This resource teaches students what "motivation" and "creativity" mean, and empowers students to create their own art.

Engagement | Reading Rockets: Topics A to Z

  • Resource ID: PBS377
  • Grade Range: K–4
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Families play an important role in how well students do in school. Find information about the importance of teachers and parents working together on behalf of kids, as well as examples of programs that specifically make the link between home and school.
 

The Electric Company Magazine | Issue Two

  • Resource ID: PBS338
  • Grade Range: 1–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

In this issue of The Electric Company Magazine, children will build literacy skills through games and reading adventures with Jessica and the gang.
Screen reader support enabled.

Reading Strategies

  • Resource ID: PBS328
  • Grade Range: 1–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

This resource group teaches students a wide variety of reading strategies. It touches on such issues as careful reading and follow-through, context clues, capitalization, transition words, features of printed text, and the relationship between text and illustration.

T.D. Tells a Story—Martha Speaks | PBS KIDS Lab

  • Resource ID: PBS274
  • Grade Range: PreK–2
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

This Martha Speaks video will help children identify the key elements of a story and build vocabulary. T.D. tells Jakey a story he wrote about Martha.

1(6)(C)
describe the change in the location of an object such as closer to, nearer to, and farther from; and
1(6)(C)
identify and describe how the human characteristics of place such as shelter, clothing, food, and activities are based upon geographic location.
1(6)(C)
create two-dimensional figures, including circles, triangles, rectangles, and squares, as special rectangles, rhombuses, and hexagons
1(6)(D)
identify and sort words into conceptual categories (e.g., opposites, living things); and

Professor Monkey Follows the Directions—Martha Speaks

  • Resource ID: PBS383
  • Grade Range: K–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Help children build vocabulary and understand STEM education concepts with this Martha Speaks video! Professor Monkey follows instructions to make a paper airplane, but accidentally uses paper that has the directions for where he needs to be! 

Skits and Martha Bake a Cake—Martha Speaks

  • Resource ID: PBS375
  • Grade Range: PreK–2
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Help children build vocabulary and understand STEM education concepts. Skits and Martha bake a cake for Helen.

Firedog Freddie—Martha Speaks | PBS KIDS Lab

  • Resource ID: PBS273
  • Grade Range: K–2
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

This video will help children understand the parts of a story. Helen reads her favorite childhood story to Jake and Martha.

1(6)(D)
demonstrate and record the ways that objects can move such as in a straight line, zig zag, up and down, back and forth, round and round, and fast and slow.
1(6)(D)
identify two-dimensional shapes, including circles, triangles, rectangles, and squares, as special rectangles, rhombuses, and hexagons and describe their attributes using formal geometric language

K–2 Diagnostic Assessments

  • Resource ID: MATH_RA_K2
  • Grade Range: K–2
  • Subject: Math

This resource provides two types of diagnostic tools available to K–2 math teachers: a rapid assessment tool and a flexible interview assessment.

1(6)(E)
alphabetize a series of words to the first or second letter and use a dictionary to find words.
1(6)(E)
identify three-dimensional solids, including spheres, cones, cylinders, rectangular prisms (including cubes), and triangular prisms, and describe their attributes using formal geometric language

K–2 Diagnostic Assessments

  • Resource ID: MATH_RA_K2
  • Grade Range: K–2
  • Subject: Math

This resource provides two types of diagnostic tools available to K–2 math teachers: a rapid assessment tool and a flexible interview assessment.

1(6)(F)
compose two-dimensional shapes by joining two, three, or four figures to produce a target shape in more than one way if possible

Comprehension | Reading Rockets: Topics A to Z

  • Resource ID: PBS376
  • Grade Range: K–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

One reading researcher describes reading comprehension as the "essence of reading." Find out more about how to improve reading comprehension for all students--from young preschoolers to students who are struggling and children with learning disabilities.

1(6)(G)
partition two-dimensional figures into two and four fair shares or equal parts and describe the parts using words
1(6)(H)
identify examples and non-examples of halves and fourths
1(7)(A)
connect the meaning of a well-known story or fable to personal experiences; and
1(7)(A)
observe, compare, describe, and sort components of soil by size, texture, and color;

Soil

  • Resource ID: R4SCI0026
  • Grade Range: 1
  • Subject: Science

A Tier 1 earth science instructional resource for grade 1.

1(7)(A)
describe ways that families meet basic human needs; and
1(7)(A)
use measuring tools to measure the length of objects to reinforce the continuous nature of linear measurement

It’s All About the Bend, No Breaking

  • Lesson Study ID: TXLS052
  • Grade Range: 1
  • Subject: Math

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 why they were or were not a good choice for continuous measurement.

Building to Measurement with a Ruler

  • Resource ID: T2T05
  • Grade Range: 2–5
  • Subject: Math

Building to Measurement with a Ruler

1(7)(B)
explain the function of recurring phrases (e.g., 'Once upon a time' or 'They lived happily ever after') in traditional folk- and fairy tales.
1(7)(B)
identify and describe a variety of natural sources of water, including streams, lakes, and oceans; and
1(7)(B)
describe similarities and differences in ways families meet basic human needs.
1(7)(B)
illustrate that the length of an object is the number of same-size units of length that, when laid end-to-end with no gaps or overlaps, reach from one end of the object to the other

Building to Measurement with a Ruler

  • Resource ID: T2T05
  • Grade Range: 2–5
  • Subject: Math

Building to Measurement with a Ruler

1(7)(C)
gather evidence of how rocks, soil, and water help to make useful products.
1(7)(C)
measure the same object/distance with units of two different lengths and describe how and why the measurements differ

Building to Measurement with a Ruler

  • Resource ID: T2T05
  • Grade Range: 2–5
  • Subject: Math

Building to Measurement with a Ruler

1(7)(D)
describe a length to the nearest whole unit using a number and a unit

Building to Measurement with a Ruler

  • Resource ID: T2T05
  • Grade Range: 2–5
  • Subject: Math

Building to Measurement with a Ruler

1(7)(E)
tell time to the hour and half hour using analog and digital clocks

Sunflower Biscuit Bones (PDF) | Martha Speaks

  • Resource ID: PBS379
  • Grade Range: PreK–2
  • Subject: Math

The PDF of the interactive, informational story "Sunflower Biscuit Bones" designed for in-classroom use.

K–2 Diagnostic Assessments

  • Resource ID: MATH_RA_K2
  • Grade Range: K–2
  • Subject: Math

This resource provides two types of diagnostic tools available to K–2 math teachers: a rapid assessment tool and a flexible interview assessment.

1(8)
Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about the structure and elements of poetry and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to respond to and use rhythm, rhyme, and alliteration in poetry.

Read a Good Book: Creature Craft | IPTV KIDS Clubhouse

  • Resource ID: PBS426
  • Grade Range: PreK–2
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Clubhouse friends visit their local library to read and discover more about birds. In this segment, kids take on the role of a bird and create a nest. Working in teams, kids apply their problem solving skills to create birds' nests without using their hands.

1(8)(A)
record weather information, including relative temperature, such as hot or cold, clear or cloudy, calm or windy, and rainy or icy;
1(8)(A)
identify examples of goods and services in the home, school, and community;
1(8)(A)
collect, sort, and organize data in up to three categories using models/representations such as tally marks or T-charts
1(8)(B)
observe and record changes in the appearance of objects in the sky such as clouds, the Moon, and stars, including the Sun;
1(8)(B)
identify ways people exchange goods and services; and
1(8)(B)
use data to create picture and bar-type graphs
1(8)(C)
identify characteristics of the seasons of the year and day and night; and
1(8)(C)
identify the role of markets in the exchange of goods and services.
1(8)(C)
draw conclusions and generate and answer questions using information from picture and bar-type graphs
1(8)(D)
demonstrate that air is all around us and observe that wind is moving air.
1(9)(A)
describe the plot (problem and solution) and retell a story's beginning, middle, and end with attention to the sequence of events; and

Junk or Treasure: A Clubhouse Story | IPTV Kids Clubhouse

  • Resource ID: PBS425
  • Grade Range: PreK–2
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

In this clip from IPTV KIDS Clubhouse, DanBot thinks Dan Wardell’s stuff is useless junk and gets rid of it! Dan teaches DanBot how seemingly useless junk can be repurposed or reused in valuable ways!

A Gardener's Poem | Think Garden

  • Resource ID: PBS427
  • Grade Range: K–5
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

This video from KET’s Think Garden collection explores the many roles of a gardener through a short, fun poem.

Chinese Folktale: The Little Rabbits

  • Resource ID: PBS428
  • Grade Range: PreK–5
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

This video features the Chinese story "The Little Rabbits" in both English and Chinese. The story has elements of the Western stories “Little Red Riding Hood” and “The Three Little Pigs.” 

A Clubhouse Mystery | IPTV Kids Clubhouse

  • Resource ID: PBS422
  • Grade Range: PreK–2
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

In this clip from IPTV KIDS Clubhouse, Dan Wardell and DanBot receive a mysterious letter in the mail and must follow clues to discover what the letter is communicating and who it is from!

Kid Math's Coming to Dinner | WordGirl

  • Resource ID: PBS369
  • Grade Range: 1–4
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Becky brings home her newest friend Rex, AKA Kid Math. They discuss having a secret identity while Becky's dad cooks.

Commercial: Pictures and Words

  • Resource ID: PBS351
  • Grade Range: 1–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

This commercial demonstrates how pictures and words work together to tell a story. This resource teaches print literacy, and helps students understand how different types of media may be used in storytelling.
Screen reader support enabled.

Colombian Folktale: Pastorcita

  • Resource ID: PBS223
  • Grade Range: PreK–5
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

This video features the Colombian story Pastorcita in both English and Spanish. Pastorcita has many elements that are similar to “Little Bo Peep.

1(9)(A)
sort and classify living and nonliving things based upon whether or not they have basic needs and produce offspring;

Read a Good Book: Creature Craft | IPTV KIDS Clubhouse

  • Resource ID: PBS426
  • Grade Range: PreK–2
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Clubhouse friends visit their local library to read and discover more about birds. In this segment, kids take on the role of a bird and create a nest. Working in teams, kids apply their problem solving skills to create birds' nests without using their hands.

1(9)(A)
identify examples of people wanting more than they can have;
1(9)(A)
define money earned as income
1(9)(B)
describe characters in a story and the reasons for their actions and feelings.

Magician's Apprentice | WordGirl

  • Resource ID: PBS405
  • Grade Range: 1–4
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Becky gets roped into joining a magician's act.

Kid Math's Coming to Dinner | WordGirl

  • Resource ID: PBS369
  • Grade Range: 1–4
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Becky brings home her newest friend Rex, AKA Kid Math. They discuss having a secret identity while Becky's dad cooks.

Commercial: Pictures and Words

  • Resource ID: PBS351
  • Grade Range: 1–3
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

This commercial demonstrates how pictures and words work together to tell a story. This resource teaches print literacy, and helps students understand how different types of media may be used in storytelling.
Screen reader support enabled.

Tim Botsford, Fashionista | WordGirl

  • Resource ID: PBS345
  • Grade Range: 1–4
  • Subject: ELA & Reading

Mr. Botsford unknowingly starts the city's latest fashion trend.

1(9)(B)
analyze and record examples of interdependence found in various situations such as terrariums and aquariums or pet and caregiver; and
1(9)(B)
explain why wanting more than they can have requires that people make choices; and
1(9)(B)
identify income as a means of obtaining goods and services, oftentimes making choices between wants and needs
1(9)(C)
gather evidence of interdependence among living organisms such as energy transfer through food chains and animals using plants for shelter.

Energy Transfer Through Food Chains

  • Resource ID: R4SCI0019
  • Grade Range: 1
  • Subject: Science

A Tier I life science instructional resource for grade 1.

1(9)(C)
identify examples of choices families make when buying goods and services.
1(9)(C)
distinguish between spending and saving
1(9)(D)
consider charitable giving
1(10)
Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about the varied structural patterns and features of literary nonfiction and respond by providing evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to determine whether a story is true or a fantasy and explain why.