Check out the new Power Reviews (All Subjects) and TEKS-tivity (Math) Books.
Power Review Books
The Power Review Books are designed to be used as a two-week review prior to the STAAR Test or in a RtI type class. The Math and Science Power Review Books focus on Readiness Standards using engaging activities, formative assessments centered on Readiness Standards and Reporting Category Assessments. The activities are designed to allow students opportunities to process in-depth learning through reflection pages, journaling, and key items to remember. Facilitating questions, teacher's notes, and Pacing Guides help teachers stay on track and focus on the TEKS when reviewing with the students.
The Reading Power Reviews contain ten review lessons to be used two weeks prior to the STAAR administration or in RTI-type classes. The Power Reviews focus on assessed standards using engaging activities and formative assessments. The activities are designed to allow students opportunities to process in-depth learning through individual and group activities, anchor charts, and journaling. Mini-lessons, teacher's notes, and pacing guides help teachers stay on track and focus on the TEKS when reviewing with students.
Math TEKS-tivity Books
TEKS-tivity books are designed to provide hands-on TEKS activities and additional practice problems to step up to a whole new level of differentiated learning! TEKS-tivities break the TEKS up into teachable units by reporting categories but also provide flexibility by including TEKS from other reporting categories when appropriate. Teachers and instructional coaches designed the TEKS-tivities to address student learning by incorporating TEKS where they fit best. Every TEKS-tivity includes a Reflection Page or a Summary of Learning for the activity. This student reflection reinforces learning to ensure that students are making meaningful connections with the concepts. This process leads students through the steps of true mathematical fluency. A Unit Assessment is provided at the end of each unit in order to aid in tying the activities to learning. This deepens the students' understanding of underlying mathematical concepts. The teaching notes include facilitating questions to accompany each of the activities as well as the directions for the activities. It is important to use the questions to lead the discussions during and after the activity to help students process meaningful learning.