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Ch 9: TEKS Grade-Level Expectations for Teaching Reading

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Are you ready to align your lessons with state standards? Let us help you prepare to teach reading lessons designed to address the specifics outlined in the Reading TEKS. Join us on this journey through the expectations for each elementary grade level.

TEKS Grade-Level Expectations for Teaching Reading - Chapter Summary

Our professional instructors are ready to take you through a deep dive into the Reading TEKS for each elementary grade level (K-6). You will explore the expectations outlined in these state standards and learn how to align reading lessons to promote understanding of the required skills to the expected level of mastery. Knowing the specific elements of each grade level will better prepare you to teach elementary reading to all your students.

When you have completed this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Describe the Reading TEKS expectations for grades K - 6
  • Align lessons to the Reading TEKS for grades K - 6
  • Model a lesson aligned to the Reading TEKS
  • Give an example of a lesson item designed to the rigor of the Reading TEKS
  • Write instructional plans based in the Reading TEKS

The content of this chapter is presented through engaging text features. Dive into each lesson and develop a deep understanding of the TEKS expectations. At the end of each lesson, you will be given a self-assessment quiz designed to help you evaluate your level of mastery of the topics. Be sure to keep track of your progress on your Dashboard.

7 Lessons in Chapter 9: TEKS Grade-Level Expectations for Teaching Reading
Aligning Lessons with Kindergarten Reading TEKS

1. Aligning Lessons with Kindergarten Reading TEKS

As a kindergarten teacher in Texas, you know how important it is to align your curriculum with TEKS. This lesson will also help you think about how individual lessons are aligned with the standards.

Aligning Lessons with 1st Grade Reading TEKS

2. Aligning Lessons with 1st Grade Reading TEKS

As a first grade teacher in Texas, you might be wondering how to align not just your curriculum but your individual lessons with TEKS. This lesson offers you some insight on strategies for alignment.

Aligning Lessons with 2nd Grade Reading TEKS

3. Aligning Lessons with 2nd Grade Reading TEKS

As a teacher in Texas, you know how important it is to work with TEKS! This lesson gives you some insight into how best to ensure that your reading curriculum aligns with the state standards.

Aligning Lessons with 3rd Grade Reading TEKS

4. Aligning Lessons with 3rd Grade Reading TEKS

Lesson planning is difficult and time consuming; however, when you approach lesson planning with the TEKS in mind it makes planning a little easier. This lesson will give an overview of the 3rd Grade Reading TEKS. You will learn how to engage your 3rd-grade students, analyze and apply the TEKS, and create thoughtful lesson plans for your classroom.

Aligning Lessons with 4th Grade Reading TEKS

5. Aligning Lessons with 4th Grade Reading TEKS

As a fourth grade teacher in Texas, you might be wondering how to strengthen your reading curriculum and instruction in relation to TEKS. This lesson gives you ideas for how to align your lessons with these rigorous standards.

5th Grade Reading TEKS Lesson Alignment

6. 5th Grade Reading TEKS Lesson Alignment

The fifth grade TEKS expectations for reading are rigorous. This lesson gives you some ideas for how you can work to assign your reading lessons with these standards while keeping instruction fun and balanced.

Aligning Lessons with 6th Grade Reading TEKS

7. Aligning Lessons with 6th Grade Reading TEKS

As a sixth grade teacher in Texas, you probably know how important it is to align your lessons with TEKS. This lesson gives you an overview of the relevant standards and ideas for aligning your instruction.

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