Instruction in Beyond the TEKS is structured in three parts: (1) Listen and Learn, (2) Share and Learn, and (3) Read on Your Own. During Listen and Learn, teachers introduce and model new skills in whole group instruction. In Share and Learn activities, students work in small groups to practice new skills, and in Read on Your Own, students independently read and analyze a leveled reading passage. Leveled passages are available for students reading below, at, and above grade level. Passages include the same comprehension questions so that students have the same opportunity to develop higher order thinking skills irrespective of their reading level.Texas Coach TEKS Edition provides content in four chapters. Each chapter addresses one of the four STAAR Reporting Categories: (1) Numerical Representations and Relationships, (2) Computations and Algebraic Relationships, (3) Geometry and Measurement, (4) Data Analysis and Personal Financial Literacy. Similar to Beyond the TEKS, Texas Coach structures lessons in three parts (1) Getting the Idea, (2) Coached Example, and (3) Lesson Practice. Student editions are written in simple language with an uncluttered page layout that allows students to follow the step-by-step guidance and easily identify solutions. Each chapter ends with a set of review questions that reflect the types of questions students will see on STAAR exams.
New Reviews: Triumph Learning’s Beyond the TEKS ELA & Reading
Triumph Learning supports instruction of Texas students in grades 3-8 with its TEKS-focused supplemental products in mathematics and English language arts and reading (ELAR). Beyond the TEKS English Language Arts and Reading provides genre-specific instruction focused on developing students’ reading and writing skills, and Texas Coach TEKS Edition supports preparations for STAAR math tests. Instruction in both products is student-centered and focuses on developing students’ ownership of their learning processes.