Ch 2: Curriculum Planning Using TEKS Standards

About This Chapter

As a Texas teacher, using TEKS standards to structure your curriculum is essential. Lessons in this chapter are organized by grade level and provide an overview of how to use TEKS standards effectively to plan your instruction across subject areas.

Curriculum Planning Using TEKS Standards - Chapter Summary

Build your knowledge of Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards by exploring the lessons in this chapter. Each lesson focuses on a specific grade level, ranging from pre-kindergarten to sixth grade. Lessons provide instruction on how to best apply these standards to plan your curriculum.

Although there are no specific TEKS standards for pre-kindergarten, the first chapter lesson gives guidance on how to prepare students for the upcoming TEKS standards they will encounter in kindergarten and beyond. It focuses on ways to structure curriculum to address a range of subjects, from mathematics and writing and to physical development and fine arts.

For kindergarten through fifth grade, each text lesson explores core subjects, including English language arts, reading, mathematics, science, and social studies. Most lessons also provide information about other important subjects, such as physical education, art, and music.

By the end of this chapter, you will have valuable knowledge about the following topics, as related to the grade level(s) you select:

  • the purpose of TEKS standards and how they relate to planning meaningful instruction
  • how to structure your curriculum around TEKS standards across multiple subject areas
  • specific targeted skills and information on which grade level TEKS standards focus
  • how to incorporate TEKS standards to both introduce and reinforce essential concepts

Each text lesson in this chapter was crafted by an expert with broad knowledge of how to incorporate TEKS into your curriculum planning process. Lessons are separated into manageable chunks of information and address a variety of considerations related to the topic. Lessons can also easily be saved to your own custom course collection of applicable lessons.

8 Lessons in Chapter 2: Curriculum Planning Using TEKS Standards
Pre-K Curriculum Planning with TEKS

1. Pre-K Curriculum Planning with TEKS

If you teach Pre-K in the state of Texas, you might be wondering how to get your students ready for kindergarten according to state standards. This lesson provides ideas about how to plan your Pre-K curriculum.

Kindergarten Curriculum Planning with TEKS

2. Kindergarten Curriculum Planning with TEKS

As a kindergarten teacher in Texas, you know the importance of TEKS. This lesson provides ideas for how to plan your curriculum in alignment with the state standards.

First Grade Curriculum Planning with TEKS

3. First Grade Curriculum Planning with TEKS

The Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills provide various guidelines and ideas about what matters in a first grade curriculum. This lesson gives you ideas for how to plan a first grade curriculum that follows TEKS.

Second Grade TEKS Curriculum Planning

4. Second Grade TEKS Curriculum Planning

If you are a teacher in Texas, you are familiar with the TEKS. It can be challenging to align curriculum with these rigorous standards. This lesson offers an overview of the second grade TEKS and how you can use them for curriculum planning.

Third Grade TEKS Curriculum Planning

5. Third Grade TEKS Curriculum Planning

If you are a third grade teacher in Texas, you understand the importance of working with TEKS. This lesson offers you an overview of the standards with some tips for planning your curriculum.

Fourth Grade TEKS Curriculum Planning

6. Fourth Grade TEKS Curriculum Planning

Planning a fourth grade curriculum using TEKS requires careful knowledge and organization. This lesson provides an overview of fourth grade TEKS and advice for planning an aligned curriculum.

Fifth Grade TEKS Curriculum Planning

7. Fifth Grade TEKS Curriculum Planning

Planning curriculum using TEKS can be daunting, but a little organization makes it possible. This lesson provides you with an overview of what fifth graders should learn and offers insight into how you can plan a fifth grade curriculum to align with the standards.

Sixth Grade Curriculum Planning with TEKS

8. Sixth Grade Curriculum Planning with TEKS

If you are a teacher in Texas, then you know how important it is to align your curriculum with TEKS. This lesson offers you a guide for how to do it thoughtfully and realistically.

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