new Secondary Language Arts TEKS!

resources, links, and visuals for the new TEKS

Coherence Alignment for RLA Transition

TEKS Clarifiers for 6th-12th MISD Essential Standards

Google folder with TEKS Clarifiers

folders for each grade level, I plan to add to these each year

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High School Side-By-Sides & More!

I have been working (from home, of course) on resources for all of my teachers, but especially those 9-12 people who will be implementing this next year.

Like before, I have created crosswalks for my teachers that are aligned to current Readiness & Supporting standards (to streamline the crosswalk). These are just the visuals I have created for my teachers, and they are in no way "official" as TEA has not published an "Eligible TEKS" document for the EOCs. They are a place to start for those curriculum go-getters wanting to start planning for next school year.

9th grade

10th grade

High School TEKS Maps for Planning:

9th 10th 11th 12th

TEA's 9th Side-by-Side

TEA's 10th Side-by-Side

TEA's 11th Side-by-Side

TEA's 12th Side-by-Side

Lead4Ward's High School Side-by-side

TEA's revised ELAR page Lead4Ward's Resource page

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Field test WRITING Items RELEASED!

TEA released sample assessment items that will be field tested on 3-8th assessments next year as the state prepares for the RLA (Reading Language Arts) test transition.


6th Samples

7th Samples

8th Samples

What TEKS Will be on the 6-8th STAAR?

Link to ELIGIBLE TEKS charts in a Google folder.

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PLC Planning Pack Info!


Here are the files for the "PLC Planning Packs" for 6-8th eligible TEKS for Reading. For my teachers, I printed the readiness standards on green cardstock and the supporting on yellow cardstock. At teacher request, I put all of them on a binder ring. The purpose for the cards is to give collaborative teams a quick way to keep these tested standards "front and center" during team design time no matter what texts they are working with in class. The question stems from STAAR are also included on the cards to make designing quick formative assessments easier.


They are "view only" but you can make a copy and adjust how you want.


Pearson New Question Types for STAAR

Click here to interact with the new question types being developed by Pearson. These are being field-tested in 21-22.

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Resources from my Fall Session on Using Response TEKS in All Content Areas

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Rhetorical Analysis Resources!

Interconnected Planning Flip-charts!

In my efforts to make planning with the interconnected TEKS easier, I created little TEKS flip-charts for my teachers. The links to the files are below. They are half-sheet and they are spiral-bound. My original plan was to simply print on cardstock and bind with an old Ibico plastic-binder machine that we have in the workroom. My secretary wanted them to look nicer, so we ended up sending these files to a local printer and we paid to have them printed, bound, and assembled.

6th GRADE flipchart

7th GRADE flipchart

8th GRADE flipchart

9th GRADE flipchart

10th GRADE flipchart

11th GRADE flipchart

12th GRADE flipchart

flipchart HOW-to
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The New ELAR TEKS adopted 2017

Need to Know:

  • K-8th implemented in 2019-2020
  • 9th-12th implemented in 2020-2021


6th grade TEKS

7th grade TEKS

8th grade TEKS

9th grade TEKS

10th grade TEKS

11th grade TEKS

12th grade TEKS


9-12th TEKS scroll to see adopted in 2017 TEKS

PD2Teach resources (from TCTELA)

K-12 vertical alignment document

If the TEKS strands are books on a shelf, then Foundational Skills and Inquiry & Research are the bookends, supporting them all.

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Curriculum Pieces

Resources for Administrators

Comprehension + Response = THINKING OUTPUT!

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Resources to Help Teachers and Curriculum Folks!

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Another Stab at a Template for Multiple Genre Text Set Curation

Text Set Curation

In our efforts to build stacks of multiple genre texts for teachers to access easily as they have students reading many different texts, this is our text curation template. This one is for 6th grade (they are TEKS-specific so there is one per grade level.) It's still a "work-in-progress", but it definitely pushed teams to discuss texts on a different level this summer.
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Hexagonal Writing For Literary Analysis Using Response TEKS

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great fold-out brochure for 6-8th

Contact Info

Tosh McGaughy

Coordinator of Secondary ELAR

McKinney ISD