connections

STAAR 2.0 Instructional Connections

If you haven’t seen it yet, check out the STAAR 2.0 Instructional Connections document that simplifies and connects the new item types with the thinking students need, examples, and instructional strategies all in one place!

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strategies

instructional strategies playlists

The lead4ward Instructional Strategies Playlists provide descriptions of instructional strategies to engage learners, provide practice without penalty, encourage interaction among students, and see and hear students’ thinking.

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sorting cards

IQ released items analysis tool

This resource organizes STAAR released test items by TEKS Clusters and associated Student Expectations and provides a data analysis tool to analyze learning error patterns and complexity of the standard.

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mathmark

mathmark

mathmark is a subscription-based online math tool that includes instructional activities and resources aligned to key concepts and topics (TEKS Clusters). Designed for direct support in classroom instruction and intervention. Download a sample.

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field guides

field guides

Field Guides for teachers are available for: Reading Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies and are succinctly organized with the information teachers and PLCs need to effectively plan meaningful instruction. Download a sample.

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sorting cards

TEKS sorting cards

The TEKS Sorting Cards place the language of the TEKS in a student-friendly format, allowing students to sort them based on perception of their own learning. Download a sample from Grade 4 English Language Arts & Reading.

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thinking stems

thinking stems

Thinking stems help students get started when they struggle to find just the right words to explain, describe, or clarify what they are thinking. Download a sample.

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lead4ward app

lead4ward app

Download the lead4ward app for instant access to instructional strategies, an activity timer, learning videos, quickchecks, think it up questions, and much more!

 

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