Teacher resources include a downloadable one-page lesson plan for each lesson, blackline masters of student handouts, and answer keys. Lesson plans include an overview, links to the relevant TEKS, and step-by-step guidance in implementing the 5E lesson cycle, including steps to prepare the lesson and discussion questions.
About Cosenza & Associates*Cosenza & Associates, LLC, was founded in 2010 by Gary Cosenza and Dr. Paul Gray. They founded the company in order to provide a better organizational structure for putting their expertise to work for schools and districts across Texas and around the nation.
What is STAAR Mission™? STAAR Mission™ is a flexible, condensed curriculum for Grades K-12 Mathematics, Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2. Based on the 5E instructional model, STAAR Mission™ lessons are teacher tools that harness the power of multimedia, including engaging audio and video documents, to deliver instruction that reinforces conceptual understanding so that students can become proficient with important skills.
STAAR Mission™ lessons emphasize succinct, tailored instruction centered around students’ use of a daily math journal. Each lesson includes high-yield strategies cited by Marzano, Pickering, and Pollock (2001) such as summarizing, using graphic organizers, and note-taking. Lessons also include hands-on activities, digital and printable activity masters, and detailed teacher directions. Visit the STAAR Mission™ website, to learn more about how STAAR Mission can help make students successful!
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