There was a whirlwind of emails earlier in the year, when us teachers were at our busiest, about the possibility of new TEKS in Texas. I was concerned because the TEKS I teach are very close to those that teachers from across the country have published with NCTE. The TEKS that we will be required to teach starting in the 2009-2010 school year were implemented despite concerns that other educators had voiced.
This year, I’ve been teaching these TEKS for 8th Grade:
Next year, I’ll be teaching these:
I’ll be spending time trying to compare and contrast them to see what I taught this year that I can salvage.