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Region 4 STAAR® Social Studies

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wutss-part-2-cover-461-1857-smallwutss-part-1-cover-461-1856-smallWarm Up to Social Studies: American History—Coming Soon!
100 classroom-ready engagement activities for immediate student involvement
Warm Up to Social Studies incorporates instructional strategies that focus on the teacher's ability to set high expectations for students, activate prior knowledge, provide feedback that reinforces learning, and allow for recognition of effort. In this type of learning environment, students have the opportunity to identify similarities and differences, summarize information, practice problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, and interpret nonlinguistic stimuli. 

5es-over-america-cover-web5Es over America
Support for vital components of American history assessed on Grade 8 Social Studies STAAR
5 Es over America provides student-centered 5 E instructional activities and multiple forms of assessment to monitor student progress. Each section focuses on one of the four reporting categories and is aligned to grade 5 American History TEKS, grade 7 Texas History TEKS, and the high school US History STAAR reporting categories. High-yield instructional strategies are incorporated and include formative assessment, facilitation, and discussion questions. $50 per copy. Product ID: 461-1824.  Download a free sample here
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5es-over-texas-cover-web5Es over Texas
Addresses Grade 7 Texas History TEKS while preparing your students for the Grade 8 Social Studies STAAR
5 Es over Texas: Social Studies STAAR Preparation for Grade 7 offers vital foundational components of Texas history standards aligned to content assessed on the Social Studies STAAR. The 5 Es over Texas provides instructional activities that address all grade 7 Texas History TEKS and multiple forms of assessment. The teacher-ready instructional plans are written in the student-centered 5 E format, with full alignment to the reporting categories for grade 8 and the US History STAAR. $50 per copy. Product ID: 461-1553.  Download a free sample here


Geography by Design
World Geography, Seamlessly Aligned to the TEKS

A six-volume series of conceptually designed instructional units aligned to the TEKS. The content is research-based, and the lessons are student-centered and scaffolded to maximize learning opportunities for students of all abilities. Geography by Design embeds activities and instructional strategies for diverse learners, including English language learners as well as gifted and talented learners. $275 for the full set.


Volume 1:
Spatial Analysis 
 Physical Geography
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Volume 2:
Economic Geography 
and Development

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Volume 3:
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Geography By Design: The Human Mosaic, Volume 4
Volume 4:
The Human Mosaic
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Volume 5:
Population and Migration
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Volume 6:
Political Geography and

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elps-social-studies-high-school-461-1581-coverelps-social-studies-middle-school-461-1793-coverEmbedding the ELPS with Es: Social Studies
Build vocabulary and improve instruction for ELLs using classroom-ready, content-specific activities
This practical resource for social studies teachers simplifies the instruction needed for ELLs to develop the social and academic language required for their success while maintaining the integrity of the lesson content by integrating three instructional components: the ELPS, the 5 E instructional model, and the highly effective instructional strategies identified by the Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning study led by Robert Marzano. $50 per grade band.
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deconstructing-social-studies-461-1859-manual(1)Deconstructing Cognitive Complexity in the Social Studies Curriculum Informational Guide
Help students achieve the cognitive demands of the social studies curriculum
Deconstructing Cognitive Complexity in the Social Studies Curriculum Informational Guide provides the information needed to deconstruct the TEKS using a process known as Depth of Knowledge. Learn how to critically analyze a standard to determine the skills, reasoning, and strategic thinking necessary for students to achieve mastery of an expectation through practical examples and step-by-step instructions. $25 per set of five. Product ID: 461-1859. 

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