Saturday, November 16, 2013

Language Arts TEKS Analysis

After my parent conferences, I realized that I really liked how I broke down the TEKS we were currently learning and showed whether the student had either developed that concept or was still working on it. It was easy to explain to the kids and the parents and it kept me on track while I was teaching. I liked it so much that I wanted to create that same format for everything. I've only done the language arts TEKS so far, but I'm excited about it and I'll start on the math TEKS later tonight. 

What I love about this document is that it's so versatile. I made each section its own table so that I can easily cut and paste the sections I need for whatever we are currently working on. I also broke the standards down a little bit into chunks that made it easier to explain to the kids and more accurate to diagnose exactly where the problem areas are. For example, TEK 4.C states "identify and use antonyms, synonyms, homographs, and homophones." In my document, I broke it down so that each item has its own line.

Right now we are diving into expository text, so I pulled the section for expository texts and attached it with Figure 19 to help keep my instruction focused during this unit. To do that, I just copied and pasted the tables I wanted and inserted them into a new document. Boom! Instant assessment form! I'll print one for each kid and keep track of how they are progressing through the objectives.

Because I want this document to be worthwhile and useful, I'm leaving it as a Word document. That way, it is fully editable and you can change it up to make it work perfectly for you!

 CLICK HERE  get your copy! If you would like to get a copy FREE, leave a comment below. I'll give away copies to the first three people to comment and express interest in having this!

This week we also worked in my Sailing Through Text Features Pack packet. The kids always enjoy when we get to bust out the scissors and glue!

It's simple and easy. I love pulling out the trusty Scholastic News because they are always rich with text features!

This next week I will also be using some of the things from my Harvesting Literacy Pack. It covers antonyms, nouns, prefixes and suffixes, expanding sentences, and homophones. My kiddos will really be focusing on expanding those boring sentences!

I'm really wanting to read and learn about the Pilgrims and the Mayflower, but in a way that is appropriate for third graders. I've been disappointed in what I have found so far.  Any suggestions??? I'm open to anything!

Have a great weekend!!


  1. I would love to have this. It sounds organized and easy to pinpoint specific strengths and weaknesses for myself, the kids, and the parents.

    1. I'll have it headed your way soon!!! Thanks so much for reading!!

  2. Oh my goodness! This looks amazing, Kelly! I would love to be one of the first 3...
    Grade 4 Buzz

  3. Oh my! Love the organization! I would love have this!

  4. I know I am the 4th responder but I am new to teaching and would LOVE to have this. Where can I buy a copy? Thank you for you wonderfl reesource. :D


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