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The goldilocks of science. An all-inclusive, cover-to-cover, 5 E science curriculum.

Need more time for learning and less time for planning? Need ready-to-go 5 E lessons? Need a scope and sequence? Gateways to Science is the answer! Focus on your students with ready-to-use, rigorous, hands-on lessons. Gateways to Science is an instructional program based solely on the TEKS. One-hundred percent of the Science TEKS are covered without having to add concepts to the curriculum. Product crosswalks show which lessons or activities to omit based on the 2018 streamlined TEKS.


Lessons are written in a 5 E format, on grade level, and at the rigor level of the TEKS. Lessons include hands-on activities, reading passages, and conclude with assessments. Available for kindergarten, grades 1–8, and biology. Pricing varies per grade level. Download grade-level samples.











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Grade 5 Grade 6     Grade 7 Grade 8 Biology





Your partner for pedagogy.

Region 4 Science has turned their top workshops into guides for you to use in your classroom. Designed to assist educators in the development of best practices specific to the science classroom, these strategies are effective whether a teacher is using Gateways to Science or other resources. Click here to be added to our mailing list and receive word as soon as these resources are available! 


460-1850-interactive-notebooks-front-coverCompanion Guide for Interactive Notebooks

- Illustrates the progression of K‒12 interactive notebooks and how to scaffold for different grades
- Includes templates to facilitate the implementation and management of interactive notebooks in the classroom
- Provides clarity for assessing interactive notebooks




r4scilitCompanion Guide for Literacy Strategies

- Incorporates reading, writing, listening, and speaking in the science classroom
- Clearly explains pre-reading, during-reading, and after-reading strategies
- Provides editable templates and examples to support easy implementation



TEKS-at-a-glance: Time-Saving Texas curriculum tool.

Each TEKS Chart is a foldout with prepunched holes that fit into a three-ring binder. All of the science TEKS, including science process skills and content, are captured in one place. Highlight TEKS by unit or reporting category. Easily examine vertical alignment. Educators have been known to hide, cherish, and highly value these easy-to-carry foldouts even if they own more than one! Available for grades K–5, 6–8, and high school. Set of 10 for $20. | K–12 (one of each grade band; 3 charts total) $20 for set. ORDER ONLINE


A set of student-centered, engaging, review activities. Just say “yes” to riveting, rigorous review! This is STAAR® review in a nutshell – or in this case, a folder.

Saying “Yes!” means students will race to review because these activities involve engaging brain exercise, deep dive discussion, and hands-on hustle as students work to fine tune their knowledge and show off what they have learned. Stop using released items as content review. Each folder activity includes content review, a literacy component, and a sample test item at the rigor of STAAR. Folders are designed so students can check their own work to monitor their understanding. Volume 2 books consist of entirely different TEKS than Volume 1. Available for grades 4, 5, 8, and biology. Available in Spanish for grade 5. $75 per grade level. ORDER ONLINE  |  Download samples



Focused, foundational 5 E science lessons you can’t live without.
Do you need excellent examples of 5E science lessons but aren’t ready to commit to purchasing Gateways to Science? Do you or your students ever struggle with hard-to-teach and difficult-to-learn concepts? If so, we wrote these lessons for you! In fact, we wrote them for you even if that description doesn’t apply! The lessons in these books are totally separate and different from lessons in Gateways to Science. Make your and your students’ lives easier with this invaluable resource!   ORDER ONLINE   | Download samples:  Grade 5  |  Grade 8  |  Biology



sml-460-1827-wuts-grade-8-front-coverWARM UP TO SCIENCE: TEKS-BASED ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITIES

A formative assessment item for every student expectation, and then some.
The perfect fit for any lesson, these warm-ups can be used at the beginning, middle, or end of a lesson to check for understanding. Warm Up to Science saves you time, allowing you to focus on understanding what your students know. Pique their interest, cause them ask to why, and make them want to learn more! Discover what they know, listen for misconceptions, and informally assess their levels of knowledge all on the sly. Your students won’t even realize they’re working! Available for grades 3–8, biology, and chemistry, and in Spanish for grades 3–5. $75 per grade level.  ORDER ONLINE  | Download samples.



Core Content TEKS-Aligned Instruction

Quality TEKS-Aligned Offerings Focused on Improving Student Outcomes
Strong instruction is the foundation of great classrooms.  These highlighted sessions offer in-depth training opportunities for both general and special education teachers interested in ensuring TEKS-aligned, quality instruction to meet the needs of all learners within the core content areas.


Science Classroom Series: Managing, Climate Cultivation and Literacy |  Session TBA
STAAR Review to Go


Instructional Coaching Sessions

Equipping coaches to partner with teachers and improve teaching and learning

Coaches will engage with tools and other coaches to reflect on how to facilitate effective, meaningful, and timely coaching cycles within their campus or district. Each of our core academic departments offer customized coaching supports through their academic areas, including the following session options:

  • Building an Effective Toolbox for Teacher Development  | November 14, 2018
  • Supporting Teachers of Special Student Populations - Kickin’ it Up a Notch  |  November 27, 2018
  • Working with the Adult Learner  | January 22, 2019
  • Planning and Conducting Effective Professional Development to Improve Instructional Capacity | February 7, 2019

To set up instructional coaching at your campus or district, contact the Science director, Anne Douglas, at 713.744.6577



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