Backwards planning, or backward mapping, is a process that educators use to design lessons and units by first identifying what students are expected to learn and be able to do, and then creates lessons that achieve those desired goals.
This resource will be useful for Texas teachers who are new to backwards planning or need a closer look at what each TEKS is asking of their students.
My team and I use this as a guide to our lesson plans. We first go through the student behaviors and determine our students current level (as it changes class-to-class, year-to-year) and decide whether each bullet will be covered whole group or small group based on data obtained.
What this file includes:
-Three backwards planning guides for 5.11(A, B, C, D and E)
-Vertical alignment of TEKS from 4th-6th grade
-Standard type from 4th-6th (Readiness or Supporting)
-Student behaviors that demonstrate mastery of TEKS at the 5th grade level
-Teacher observations that demonstrates the support and practice that a teacher should be providing to support student mastery at the 5th grade level
-Higher order thinking question stems (STAAR Aligned)
Let me know if you have any questions about the documents provided. I would love to help!
*As the school year goes on, I will continue to add more backwards planners to my shop by TEKS focus.
TEKS 5.11 Backwards Planning for 5th Grade
by Kate Keating
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