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Lesson Plans

Re:Texas TEKS

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Teri Sanford (terily)
Mon, 25 Jan 1999 11:14:24 -0600

The TEKS seem to be pretty broad to me. Each TEK has subsets of performance
expectations. You could go broad and just state the main TEK (example: Creative
Expression: The student expresses ideas through original artworks, using a
variety of media with appropriate skill.). Or you could go more specific and
state exactly what the student will be doing (ex: After a study of Native American
culture, students will create an original sand painting, based on the designs and
patterns learned.) I have an outline that was developed at my last district. It
was developed before the final decision on wording of the TEKS, so the wording is
a bit different. We put together our own performance expectations under each
broad TEK. We based these on our newly adopted textbook series, SRA's Art
Connections. We interpreted the art history TEK in a way that covers the
timeline, from K-5. Kindergarten starts with cave art and each year a new era is
studied. We did the same with cultures, each grade learning about a different
part of the world. I would be happy to send these (we called them lesson summary
sheets) to anyone who wants them. They are in Microsoft Word. I just keep them
on my computer, when I plan a lesson I go in and highlight the focus of the lesson
and skills taught. There is a place for the days lessons, etc. Then I do a "save
as" the lesson name and grade level. It's very easy. I just print them out and
place in my plan book, then I use the "boxes" (old lesson plan book-style) for my
notes on each class. My principal LOVES it.