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Section 9: Preparation Resources
Core Subjects EC–6 (391)

The resources listed below may help you prepare for the TExES exam in this field. These preparation resources have been identified by content experts in the field to provide up-to-date information that relates to the field in general. You may wish to use current issues or editions to obtain information on specific topics for study and review.

Journals

  1. American Biology Teacher, National Association of Biology Teachers — https://abt.ucpress.edu/
  2. American Scientist, Sigma XI, the Scientific Research Society — www.americanscientist.org
  3. Art Education, National Art Education Association — www.arteducators.org/research/art-education
  4. ChemMatters, American Chemical Society — www.acs.org/
  5. The Elementary School Journal, University of Chicago Press — www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/journals/journal/esj.html
  6. Exceptional Children, Council for Exceptional Children — www.cec.sped.org
  7. Teacher, Scholastic, Inc. — http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/instructor
  8. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics — https://www.nctm.org/Publications/Journal-for-Research-in-Mathematics-Education/About-the-Journal-for-Research-in-Mathematics-Education/
  9. Language Arts, National Council of Teachers of English — http://www2.ncte.org/resources/journals/language-arts/
  10. Music Educators Journal, Music Educators' National Conference, Center for Educational Associations — http://intl-mej.sagepub.com/
  11. Natural History, American Museum of Natural History — http://www.naturalhistorymag.com/
  12. Nature, The Nature Publishing Group — http://www.nature.com/
  13. The Reading Teacher, International Reading Association — https://ila.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/19362714
  14. Science and Children, National Science Teachers Association — http://www.nsta.org/
  15. Science Scope, National Science Teachers Association — http://www.nsta.org/
  16. Sky and Telescope, Sky Publishing http://www.skyandtelescope.com/
  17. Social Education, National Council for the Social Studies — http://www.socialstudies.org/publications/socialeducation
  18. Teaching Children Mathematics, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics — http://www.nctm.org/
  19. Texas Science Teacher, Science Teachers Association of Texas — http://statweb.org/
  20. Learning and Leading with Technology, International Society for Technology in Education —http://www.learningandleading-digital.com/learningandleading/
  21. The Earth Scientist, National Earth Science Teachers Association — http://www.nestanet.org/cms/content/welcome
  22. The Physics Teacher, American Association of Physics Teachers — http://aapt.org/
  23. The Science Teacher, National Science Teachers Association — http://www.nsta.org/
  24. Young Children, National Association for the Education of Young Children — http://www.naeyc.org/

Other Resources

  1. Bass, J. L., Contant, T. L., and Carin, A. A. (2008). Activities for Teaching Science as Inquiry, Seventh Edition. Columbus, Ohio: Pearson Prentice Hall.
  2. Bear, D. R., Invernizzi, M., Templeton, S., and Johnson, F. (2007). Words Their Way: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling. Columbus, Ohio: Pearson Prentice Hall.
  3. Biggs, A., Kapicka, C., and Lundgren, L. (2004). Biology: The Dynamics of Life, Texas Edition. New York, N.Y.: Glencoe.
  4. Bredekamp, S., and Copple, C. (2010). Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs: Revised Edition. Washington, District of Columbia: National Association for the Education of Young Children.
  5. Brown, H. D. (2003). Language Assessment — Principles and Classroom Practices. Glenview, Ill.: Pearson ESL.
  6. Burnaford, G. E., Aprill, A., and Weiss, C. (Eds.). (2001). Renaissance in the Classroom: Arts Integration and Meaningful Learning. Philadelphia, Pa.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  7. Buxton, C. A., and Provenzo Jr., E. F. (2010). Teaching Science in Elementary and Middle School: A Cognitive and Cultural Approach, Second Edition. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: SAGE Publications.
  8. Clark, D., and Uhry, J. (2005). Dyslexia: Theory and Practice of Instruction. Baltimore, Md.: York Press, Inc.
  9. Cunningham, P. M. (2008). Phonics They Use: Words for Reading and Writing, Fifth Edition. Boston, Mass.: Pearson Allyn & Bacon.
  10. Diller, D. (2007). Making the Most of Small Groups: Differentiation for All. Portland, Maine: Stenhouse Publishers.
  11. Gestwicki, C. (2006). Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Curriculum and Development in Early Education, Third Edition. Clifton Park, N.Y.: Thomson Delmar Learning.
  12. Harris, T. L., and Hodges, R. E. (Eds.). (1995). The Literacy Dictionary: The Vocabulary of Reading and Writing. Newark, Del.: International Reading Association.
  13. Harris, V. J. (Ed.). (1997). Using Multiethnic Literature in the K–8 Classroom. Norwood, Mass.: Christopher Gordon.
  14. Ivers, K. S. (2003). A Teacher's Guide to Using Technology in the Classroom. Portsmouth, N.H.: Libraries Unlimited.
  15. Jensen, E. P. (2008). Brain-Based Learning: The New Paradigm of Teaching, Second Edition. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Corwin Press.
  16. Johnson, A. P. (2005). Making Connections in Elementary and Middle School Social Studies. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: SAGE.
  17. Keene, E. O., and Zimmermann, S. (2007). Mosaic of Thought: The Power of Comprehension Strategy Instruction, Second Edition. Portsmouth, N.H.: Heinemann.
  18. Krajcik, J. S., Czerniak, C. M., and Berger, C. F. (2002). Teaching Science in Elementary and Middle School Classrooms: A Project-Based Approach, Second Edition. New York, N.Y.: McGraw-Hill.
  19. Lee, A. M., Thomas, K. T., and Thomas, J. R. (2000) Physical Education for Children: Daily Lesson Plans for Middle School, Second Edition. Champaign, Ill.: Human Kinetics.
  20. Ma, L. (1999). Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics: Teachers' Understanding of Fundamental Mathematics in China and the United States. Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  21. McAfee, O., and Leong, D. J. (2006). Assessing and Guiding Young Children's Development and Learning, Fourth Edition. Boston, Mass.: Pearson Allyn & Bacon.
  22. Moats, L. C. (1995). Spelling: Development, Disability, and Instruction. Baltimore, Md.: York Press, Inc.
  23. Moats, L. C. (2000). Speech to Print: Language Essentials for Teachers. Baltimore, Md.: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company.
  24. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. (2000). Principles and Standards for School Mathematics. Reston, Va.: The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc.
  25. Norton, E. E. (2006). Through the Eyes of a Child: An Introduction to Children's Literature, Seventh Edition. Columbus, Ohio: Pearson Prentice Hall.
  26. Osborn, J., and Lehr, F. (Eds.). (1998). Literacy for All: Issues in Teaching and Learning. New York, N.Y.: The Guildford Press.
  27. Pangrazi, R. P. (2006). Dynamic Physical Education for Elementary School Children, Fifteenth Edition. Glenview, Ill.: Pearson Benjamin Cummings.
  28. Peregoy, S. F., and Boyle, O. (2008). Reading, Writing and Learning in ESL: A Resource Book for K-12 Teachers, Fifth Edition. Boston, Mass.: Pearson Allyn & Bacon.
  29. Peters, J. M., and Stout, D. L. (2005). Methods for Teaching Elementary School Science, Fifth Edition. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson Education Inc.
  30. Phillips, J. S., Strozak, V. S., and Wistrom, C. (2002). Chemistry: Concepts and Applications, Student Edition. New York, N.Y.: Glencoe.
  31. Pinnell, G. S., and Fountas, I. C. (2007). The Continuum of Literacy Learning, Grades K–8: Behaviors and Understandings to Notice, Teach, and Support. Portsmouth, N.H.: Heinemann.
  32. Raessler, K. R., and Kimpton, J. (2004). Aspiring to Excel: Leadership Initiatives for Music Educators. Chicago, Ill.: GIA Publications.
  33. Rasinski, T., and Padak, N. (2003). Effective Reading Strategies: Teaching Children Who Find Reading Difficult, Third Edition. Columbus, Ohio: Pearson Prentice Hall.
  34. Risko, V., and Bromley, K. (2002). Collaboration for Diverse Learners: Viewpoints and Practices. New York, N.Y.: Routledge.
  35. Roller, C. (1996). Variability, Not Disability: Struggling Readers in a Workshop Classroom. Newark, Del.: International Reading Association.
  36. Schonmann, S. (2006). Theatre as a Medium for Children and Young People: Images and Observations. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer.
  37. Simmons, D. C., and Kameenui, E. J. (Eds.). (1998). What Reading Research Tells Us About Children with Diverse Learning Needs: Bases and Basics. Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  38. Smith, P. G. (Ed.). (2001). Talking Classrooms: Shaping Children's Learning Through Oral Language Instruction. Newark, Del.: International Reading Association.
  39. Spangenberg-Urbschat, K., and Pritchard, R. (Eds.). (1994). Kids Come in All Languages: Reading Instruction for ESL Students. Newark, Del.: International Reading Association.
  40. Telljohann, S. K., Symons, C. W., and Pateman, B. (2007). Health Education: Elementary and Middle School Applications, Fifth Edition. New York, N.Y.: McGraw-Hill.
  41. Texas Education Agency. Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).
  42. Thomas, K. T., Lee, A. M., and Thomas, J. R. (2000) Physical Education for Children: Daily Lesson Plans for Elementary School, Second Edition. Champaign, Ill.: Human Kinetics.
  43. Tompkins, G. (2005). Language Arts Essentials. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson Merrill/Prentice Hall.
  44. Tompkins, G. (2010). Literacy for the 21st Century: a Balanced Approach, Fifth Edition. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson.
  45. Wepner, S. B., Valmont, W., and Thurlow, R. (Eds.). (2000). Linking Literacy and Technology: A Guide for K–8 Classrooms. Newark, Del.: International Reading Association.
  46. Wu, H. (1999). Basic Skills Versus Conceptual Understanding: A Bogus Dichotomy in Mathematics Education. American Educator; v 23 n3, 14–19, 50–52.
  47. Van de Walle, J. A., (2006). Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally, Eighth Edition. Glenview, Ill.: Pearson.
  48. Zemelman, S., Harvey, D., and Hyde, A. (2005). Best Practice: Today's Standards for Teaching and Learning in America's Schools, Third Edition. Portsmouth, N.H.: Heinemann.

Online Resources

  1. Center for Educator Development in Fine Arts — www.cedfa.org opens in a new window
  2. Center on Instruction, RMC Research Corporation — www.centeroninstruction.org opens in a new window
  3. Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) — www.eric.ed.gov opens in a new window
  4. Education, U.S. General Services Administration — www.usa.gov/education opens in a new window
  5. Texas Education Agency — tea.texas.gov/home opens in a new window
  6. USGS Resources for Teachers, U.S. Department of the Interior – www.usgs.gov/science-support/osqi/yes/resources-teachers/ opens in a new window
  7. Vaughn Gross Center for Reading and Language Arts, The University of Texas at Austin — www.meadowscenter.org/vgc opens in a new window

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