What is Supporting STAAR™ Achievement in Science: Grade 8?
A resource
that focuses on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills
(TEKS) identified as readiness standards while integrating appropriate
supporting standards and science processes and skills.
A resource
that provides opportunities for rigorous science
conversations while providing support for students at varying levels of
A resource
that provides support for English language learners and
struggling students
through Tier
I differentiated activities; scaffolds for
the activities, such as
graphic organizers; and facilitation questions.
A resource
that supports teachers through clear procedures
facilitation questions
designed to assist students with
science concepts. This resource also
includes teacher notes to aid in
clarifying misconceptions learners may have about a concept.
A resource
of classroom-ready 5E lessons. Student-centered Engage
bridges students’ prior knowledge or encourages interest in deeper
exploration of the concepts in the lesson. Explore is an opportunity to
“do science,” providing a common experience for all students
to which
they can tie concepts
and vocabulary.
In Explain, students formalize
the scientific ideas from Explore with a focus on academic vocabulary
as well as procedures
related to the concepts. Elaborate allows
students to apply or extend their understanding of the concepts in the
lesson. In addition, an
strategy is suggested in each
Elaborate. Evaluate consists of
four selected-response items and one
open-ended response question that can be used
assess student
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